I just join today after doing a Google search for Thuja Green Giant.
What a wonderful site, so glad to have joined, just sad i didnt find it
Anyways, i've was told about Green Giant in person by a friend at work.
They didnt seem to know to much about it but only the answer i was
looking for... "Need a conifer/shrub/hedge that goes super fast and is
I've done a bit of a search on Google as i said to learn a little more
about it, and the thing i noticed the most is that there is no place
that tends to stocks the Green Giant here in the UK.
I would love to get a couple (maybe more) as i am in badly need for a
fast growing tall plant as the neighbours have mention they plan to cut
down their hedge in a few years time. So when they do there will be a
massive gap left and very less privacy.
Could anyone help me out a little more on this. Is Green Giant grown in
the UK, are they available to even buy here? And if so, could someone
please link me to a recommended site to buy from.
I went to my local garden nursery this morning to find nothing and i
have searched online garden nurseries and again, to no joy
Thank you for your time
FYI - the "site" you refer to is someone's web interface to
pre-existing global discussion groups called "usenet", which have been
around for over three decades.
Over here in the states, we know this as "Western Red Cedar" (not to
be confused with the shorter "Eastern White Cedar"). You might try
searching your local nurseries for that. It's actually a cypress.
Note that article describes three cultivars.
The nursery the article cites is in Australia, and they have several
When you want a hedge, do you really want a tree that could climb to
10 metres or more? Or one which generates lots of litter? Consider
also the sort of watering it may require (yea, you're un the UK -
where there's pretty much one season "rain").
I performed a simple google for:
"western red cedar" "united kingdom" nursery
Among the first page of results found these nurseries (though
originally linked via company directory sites):
Sorry Sean, The Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata ) is NOT the Thuja
Green Giant*, Thuja (standishii x plicata) 'Green Giant'. Close,
Might take a look at the Leyland Cypress or some other Arborvita , it
might be a better fit for you but I understand you have some unique
laws on height that you need to explore.
As for conducting Internet searches .....as Sean said put UK in the
keywords, better yet use your city, county etc., what ever you use
for defining your local.
So the Western Red Cedar is not the Green Giant??
I already did a Google search of Thuja Green Giant for the UK before i
joined the site and i couldnt find one for sale from a UK Garden Nursery
seller. There is a UK eBayer seller, but i'm not a fan buying plants of
eBay as the handful of times that i did, the plants was very poor.
I can find loads of Western Red Cedar over here, but my heart is set on
a Green Giant. Its perfect to what i'm after.
I get a strong feeling that you just can not buy a Thuja Green Giant
here in the UK. If this is the case, what would be the closest to
get.What is the next best thing to a Green Giant???
Thanks for your time
> They didnt seem to know to much about it but only the answer i was
> looking for... "Need a conifer/shrub/hedge that goes super fast and is
> also hardy"
> about it, and the thing i noticed the most is that there is no place
> that tends to stocks the Green Giant here in the UK.
> fast growing tall plant as the neighbours have mention they plan to cut
> down their hedge in a few years time. So when they do there will be a
> massive gap left and very less privacy.
> the UK, are they available to even buy here? And if so, could someone
> please link me to a recommended site to buy from.
> have searched online garden nurseries and again, to no joy
Hi David, Personally I havent heard of 'green giant' over here in the UK
! but theres a couple of points I'd like to make. If you cant find that
particular cultivar, be aware that if you go for 'western red cedar'
Thuja plicata. then please make sure that you buy plants that have been
grown from cuttings and not from seed !! This means that (like
leylandii) every plant will be identical
Prior to the popularity of Leylands cypress we used to use either Thuja
or Cham. lawsoniana but the seed raised ones showed huge variation in
habit, which meant that it was very hard to get a neat even screen and
thats why the Leylandii became very popular.
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