Green Giant Arborviate (Thuja standishii x picata)
Green Giant Arborvitae is a clone of Thuja Standishii X Plicata. The word Thuja is derived from Greek language. In Greek the Thuja means aroma. The leaves of the tree produce aroma like perfumes upon squeezing.
Attributes of Green Giant Arborvitae
Effect of sun
The tree grows well under full sun and partial sun.
Effect of soil
The tree grows in all types of soil provided the moisture content is more. It doesn’t do well in the soil where salt is there.
The tree grows up to a height of 50 to 60 feet at full maturity. The tree achieves this height within a span of three years.
Spread of the tree
The tree spreads within a range of 12 to 20 feet upon full maturity.
Shape of the tree
The tree looks conical.
The water requirement for the tree is medium.
The tree requires low maintenance as it is used generally used for hedge purpose.
The tree holds two types of flowers male and female. The male flower of the tree is yellow in color and the female flower of the tree is pink in color.
The leaves of this tree are small in size as long as .25 inches to .125 inches.
The shape of the fruit is same as the shape of the tree i.e. conical. The fruits of the tree are different in color for different seasons. The color of the fruit remains green in summer and becomes brown in winter.
Growing techniques of Green Giant Arborvitae
This tree is grown on pots and propagated from cuttings.
Usage of the tree on landscape
This tree can only be planted in places where there is room for space. This tree is used to overwhelm a small garden. It is used to enhance the visual beauty of a place. People use this tree to border properties. With dense camouflage the tree maintains privacy of a property.