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Green Giant's baby brother - Junior Giant

Thuja x Junior Giant

If you've always wanted an arborvitae hedge, but thought they were too tall, Junior Giant is the perfect plant for you. Less trimming and the same deep green foliage all winter make this the perfect plant for smaller spaces.

Arborvitaes are prized for the contribution they make as evergreen privacy screens. Fast-growing, with dark-green, fragrant, feathery foliage, they are regarded as America’s most distinguished landscape plant. Well, guess what folks??? The famous ‘Green Giant’ sprouted a baby! Instead of a 30-40’ tall specimen, Junior Giant will mature at 15-20’, making it a much better fit for sites where space is limited. Just as long-lived as its predecessor, plant Junior Giant on 5’ spacings and expect to enjoy your own privacy for up to 40 years. You have to admit; this is an excellent investment!

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Junior Giant Arborvitae
  • Botanical Name

    Thuja standishii x plicata 'Junior Giant' PP31297
  • Type

  • Evergreen?


Cultural Details

  • Size

    15-20’ tall x 8-10’ wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Hedges, screening, specimen, urban gardens
  • Propagation

    Cuttings, Tissue Culture