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Thuja 'Green Giant' (Cedar 'Green Giant')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
18m
Max height
5.5m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thuja 'Green Giant'

Other names

Cedar 'Green Giant', Arborvitae 'Green Giant'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Green Giant' _ 'Green Giant' is a vigorous, narrowly conical, coniferous, evergreen tree with branching sprays of scale-like, dark green leaves and small, upright, light brown cones.


Thuja 'Green Giant' is: Evergreen

Habit

Narrowly conical

Toxicity

Contact with the skin may cause irritation.

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects Scale insects

Canker Canker

General care

Pruning

If grown as a specimen, no pruning required. Can be trained young as a hedge or screen.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Thuja 'Green Giant' (Cedar 'Green Giant') will reach a height of 18m and a spread of 5.5m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Rock, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Tolerates a wide range of conditions. Best with some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Thuja 'Green Giant'

Other names

Cedar 'Green Giant', Arborvitae 'Green Giant'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Green Giant' _ 'Green Giant' is a vigorous, narrowly conical, coniferous, evergreen tree with branching sprays of scale-like, dark green leaves and small, upright, light brown cones.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Narrowly conical

Toxicity

Contact with the skin may cause irritation.


Colour

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects

Specific diseases

Canker

General care

Pruning

If grown as a specimen, no pruning required. Can be trained young as a hedge or screen.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thuja 'Green Giant' (Cedar 'Green Giant') will reach a height of 18m and a spread of 5.5m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Rock, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Tolerates a wide range of conditions. Best with some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Thuja 'Green Giant' (Cedar 'Green Giant')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Lamprodila festiva

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Beetle that is native to Europe; whose larvae damage certain ornamental conifer species. Absent in the UK; so industry should source plants carefully and monitor for its presence.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Thuja 'Green Giant' (Cedar 'Green Giant')

Common pest name

Cypress twig; borer

Scientific pest name

Argyresthia cupressella

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Has spread following introduction; little evidence of significant damage. Stakeholder groups may wish to monitor.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Thuja 'Green Giant' (Cedar 'Green Giant')

Common pest name

Western hemlock wood stainer

Scientific pest name

Gnathotrichus sulcatus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

EU regulated pest of conifers and regulations appear to be effectively mitigating against the risk of entry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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