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Green Giant
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:39:44 PM »
Sounds like there aren’t too many tree lovers on this forum  :(, but has anybody planted those “green giant” Arborvitae you see in all the spring gardening mags?  In recent years they have been heavily marketed as a super fast growing evergreen; up to 60 feet.  Yeah, I know good marketing when I see it, but other than the exaggerated hype, are these a descent Arb?  Especially in the Midwest?  

The green giants are a hybrid between the western red cedar (Thuja Plicata) and a Japanese arb (Thuja Standishii).  I have grown Thuja Plicata here in Michigan, but they don’t thrive as well as our native Arbs (Thuja Occidentalis).