Green Giant

Green Giant: is a vigorously growing, pyramidal evergreen with rich green color that remains outstanding throughout hardiness range.  It has no serious pest or disease problems and has been widely grown and tested in commercial nursery production. ‘Green Giant‘ is an excellent substitute for Leyland cypress.

A good choice if you simply want a bigger Emerald Green Arborvitae.  Maintains its green color all year.  Growing in popularity as a substitute for Leyland Cypress.  May be pruned.  Note that these trees tend to fill-in and become more dense as they get older/taller.

 
Foliage:  Evergreen
Mature Height:  40-50  ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade
Growth Rate:  Rapid, up to 2-3′ a year after established, depending on growing conditions.  
Instant Privacy Use:  Fast-growing, larger barrier.  Avoid power lines, plan for growth.
Light Requirements: Full sun to shade
Instant Privacy Spacing:  May be planted as close together as "5′ centers", meaning the trunks of each tree are 5’apart. 
What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/ Summer