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Arborvitae Green Giant

Posted by MsKitty31 4 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 1, 13 at 8:32

I am considering purchasing some Arborvitae - for the specific purpose of screening. I am considering the fast growing Green Giant. My question is whether they will survive in my Zone 4. Most sites I have found them on say Zone 5-7. I haven't noticed these trees in our surrounding area but I only just started looking. Does anyone have any experience growing this specific arborvitae in less than a Zone 5?


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RE: Arborvitae Green Giant

I am going to post this in the conifer forum.


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RE: Arborvitae Green Giant

Good decision to post on the conifer forum!
I do not know about the zone, but these 'Green Giants' will become giants literally. They look nice when bought small, but in 20 years they might be 40 ft tall and 15 ft diameter, so watch out where you plant them. When you plant them too close to the property line, they will encroach on neighbor's property. When you plant them too close to your own house or path they will take those over, and you will not be able to prune them at those heights.


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RE: Arborvitae Green Giant

Deer love Arborvites, you will probably have issues. I bought 14 to form a wall, after 3 years of relentless deer eating (always in winter) they gave up and died. I am thinking of trying Spruce, I hear they are not as tasty.


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