Thuja Green Giant tree and Arapaho Crape Myrtles. - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rogerbh
September 21, 2010
Pls provide your thoughts on the Thuja Green Giant tree for privacy along our backyard fence and the Arapaho Crape Myrtle in our backyard. We live in Austin, TX and would like to plant these in October 2010. Thx.

Answer from NGA
September 21, 2010
Thuga 'Green Giant' is an excellent choice for a privacy screen. With a tight pyramidal growth pattern, this conifer can grow to 60 feet or more. Because of its impressive size it is particularly well suited for a large landscape. It is a versatile plant that can be part of a dense screen; it tolerates a wide range of soil types from sandy loams to heavy clay and will grow in a wide variety of climatic conditions. The glossy green foliage has flattened sprays and is coarse in texture. Branches are thick and horizontal. The tree's bark becomes thick and fibrous as it ages. The rich green color of the tree provides outstanding color throughout the winter. As long as you have room for its mature size, it's an excellent choice for Austin.

Arapaho Crape Myrtle is one of the most disease resistant crape myrtles and it loves heat and sunshine. Again, a very good choice for your growing region.

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