Can discolor slightly in winter. Good deer resistance.
From the Experts
Most prized for its vigor, Green Giant Arborvitae can easily grows to over 40 feet tall and over 18 feet wide in a decade's time. The popularity of this variety is likely due to it's pyramidal habit resembling the leyland cypress while exhibiting better cold hardiness and disease resistance. The green scale like foliage looks good when allowed to grow naturally, but also makes an excellent screen or hedge. Some protection is recommended in warmer climates. While generally not considered toxic, plant oils may cause stomach upset in pets if consumed.