Green Giant Trees
Green Giant arborvitae is a hybrid cross between western redcedar and Japanese arborvitae. It is a large, hardy evergreen with a pyramidal to conical, uniform appearance. The dense, scale-like foliage in flattened sprays on horizon or ascending branches is a lustrous, medium green color that darkens or bronzes only slightly in winter. The leaves have a faint, pleasant fragrance. The young bark is cinnamon-red, turning to gray-brown or red-brown. Mature trees bear persistent, half-inch, oblong cones that emerge green and turn brown. ‘Green Giant’ tolerates a wide range of soils and temperatures but prefers moist, well-drained soil and sun to partial shade. It has some drought tolerance once established. Wet or poorly drained sites should be avoided. It is very salt-sensitive. Young plants should be protected from wind, but once established, this cultivar is wind-resistant and can withstand heavy snow and ice loads. It shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae. Little or no pruning is required, but it shears easily if necessary. It is a fast grower, up to 3′ a year under good conditions. Mature height averages 50′-60′ with a 12-20′ spread.
The green giant arborvitae can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–7.
The green giant arborvitae grows to a height of 50–60′ and a spread of 12–20′ at maturity.
Full sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
The green giant arborvitae tolerates a wide range of soil textures. Poorly drained and wet sites should be avoided, and it is very salt-sensitive.
- Will grow up to 3′ per year until maturity.
- Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary.
- Should be planted 5–6′ apart for a screen or hedge.
- Is a public domain tree, meaning anyone can propagate it from cuttings.
- Has no serious disease or pest problems.
- Features tiny, scale-like, glossy green leaves that are packed closely together in overlapping rows on divided branchlets, displaying in a flattened, fan-like spray.
- Yields 1/2″ long oblong cones that emerge green in the summer and turn brown in the winter.
- Releases a pleasing aroma when leaves are squeezed.
- Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a fast-growing windbreak.
- Shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.
Arborvitae provides nesting sites and cover for birds and small animals. The flower buds, seeds and foliage are a food source, although this cultivar has greater resistance to deer browsing than most arborvitae.
Kieffer Pear Tree
Hardiness ZonesThe kieffer pear can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–9. View Map
Sun PreferenceFull sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Produces large, long, golden yellow fruit with a crimson blush. The flesh is crisp, white and coarse in texture--good for canning, baking, preserves and pear honey.
- Yields ripe fruit typically in mid-September or mid-October. Pick while the fruit is still hard and store in a cool place.
- Bears a heavy crop, beginning when young and continuing dependably for many years.
- Blooms late in the season with white flowers.
- Tolerates hot climates.
- Is available in standard and dwarf sizes. Our standard Kieffer seedlings are budded onto whole rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Quince or Quince A (Malling A).
- Is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples.
- Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 350–400. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
- Features simple leaves that are glossy green, have fine teeth on the margin and provide golden bronze fall color.
- Grows in an oval to rounded shape.
- Is practically immune to blight.
Santa Rosa Plum Trees
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Santa Rosa'|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Fruiting Time||Early Season|
Heat-Tolerant Santa Rosa Plum Tree
- Delicious Fruit
- Gorgeous Spring Flowers
- Late Mid-Season
Methley Plum Tree
- Does well in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, and well-drained soils (hardiness zones 5–9).
- Prefers full sun, with at least six hours of direct sunlight every day.
- Grows best in climates with low humidity during the growing season.
- Self-pollinates, but planting two or more together is suggested for best results.
- Can grow to be 10–20 feet high with a spread of 10–20 feet at full maturity.
- Grows at a moderate rate and will typically begin to bear fruit after 2–4 growing seasons.