19. Thuja standishii x plicata ‘Green Giant’ – Green Giant Western Red Cedar
Scientific Name: Thuja standishii x plicata ‘Green Giant’
Nativity: Hybridized in Denmark
The cultivar ‘Green Giant’ was propagated from a single seed given to the U.S. National Arboretum from Denmark. While being propagated, it was confused with another variety at the U.S. National Arboretum. It wasn’t until Susan Martin performed isozyme analysis on the variety that its origin was correctly identified. This species provides excellent habitat for nesting wildlife. The flowers and seeds provide good browsing food for wildlife, with the exception of deer.
Specific Tree Info:
DBH: 3.1 inches Height: Estimated Age: Crown Spread: Current Health: