NEW! Thuja 'Green Giant' has been gaining popularity in recent years as a privacy screen tree. To assess its potential as a Christmas tree, we provided the display tree for the SC Christmas Tree Association booth at the 2010 SC State Fair (see pic at left; decorations by Penland Tree Farm in York, SC). The reaction to it was enthusiastic and positive. Thuja Green Giant really shines when decorated. It is a full, yet natural looking tree that provides nice pockets for hanging ornaments. Thuja Green Giant's sweet aroma reminds us of sour apple candy. It also has good needle retention when kept in water. We will have only a few available this year but we will definitely be planting more and more.
UPDATE: After previewing the Thuja Green Giant at the 2010 State Fair, we decided to enter one in 2011 and it won SC State Grand Champion. See picture at left.
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