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Little Giant Arborvitae

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$69.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Forming small globes of evergreen foliage, the Little Giant Arborvitae is ideal for smaller spaces or for defining larger areas. Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant', as it is botanically known, grows to around 3 to 4 feet and holds its rich green color well throughout the winter. Furthermore, it develops its appealing round shape naturally and requires little pruning to keep it so.

Being compact and slow growing, the Little Giant Arborvitae will not outgrow its allotted space and can even be grown in a large container. It is suitable for growing in zones 3 to 8 and perfect for framing an entrance or enhancing a foundation planting. This evergreen is native to parts of the Northeastern US and is salt tolerant.

Little Giant Arborvitae Care

The Little Giant Arborvitae grows best in full sun but can also tolerate a little shade. It is not fussy about the pH of the soil but prefers a fertile and well-drained substrate. It requires frequent irrigation until established and can cope with damp soils as well. An evergreen fertilizer applied in early spring will help encourage new lush growth.

One of the advantages of the Little Giant Arborvitae is that it effortlessly produces its pleasing form. However, you can lightly trim it in spring as needed to keep it looking tidy. An annual mulch of organic matter will help reduce moisture loss during the summer months. 

Little Giant Arborvitae Spacing

The mature height and spread of this Little Giant Arborvitae is around 3 to 4 feet. Plant each around 3 to 4 feet apart for a defined shape, or closer for a knitted appearance.

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Little Giant Arborvitae Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Rich green foliage
Seasonal Interest: Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Little Giant Arborvitae
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant'
SKU:
1231005732-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.