How to Plant Your Thuja Green Giant Trees

  1. YOU MUST CUT THE ROOT BAG OFF BEFORE PLANTING!
  2. Top of root ball must be exposed. If you plant the top of the root ball into your new soil this will most likely kill the tree.
  3. Dig a hole about 6-10 inches wider and deeper than root ball of your plant.
  4. Place plant in hole and fill in with soil. A suitable soil mix is potting soil, organic compost and fine mulch.
  5. Water until soil is saturated; then gently apply pressure around the tree to firm the soil.
  6. Carefully follow fertilizer instructions below.
  7. Lightly mulch around the tree.
  8. Any tree 3-4 feet tall should be staked until trees are established.

Fertilizing the Thuja Green Giant Tree

Use a fertilizer with the numbers 10-10-10.  Up to 5 foot trees use ½ cup of fertilizer.  For trees 6 feet or taller, use 1 cup of fertilizer.  Do not fertilize on top of the root ball.  Sprinkle the fertilizer around the drip line of the tree.

(DO NOT MIX IN SOIL OR PUT ON TOP OF ROOT BALL)

You can fertilize your trees 2 times a year; once in the spring and again in early fall.

2.5″ Potted Tree 1 TEASPOON
1 Gallon Tree 2 TEASPOONS
3 Gallon Tree 3 TEASPOONS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Mature Width (ft): 10
Scientific Name: Thuja (standishii x plicata) ‘Green Giant’
Light Needed: Partial to Full
Recommended Spacing: 8 Feet