Thuja Green Giant vs Leland Cypress

Thuja Green Giant vs Leland Cypress

Thuja Green Giants and Leland Cypress are both popular evergreen trees used in landscaping for their fast growth rate and attractive foliage. Here are some differences between the two:

  1. Growth Rate: Both trees grow quickly, but Thuja Green Giants tend to grow faster than Leland Cypress.

  2. Foliage: The foliage of Thuja Green Giants is denser and has a brighter green color than Leland Cypress, which has a more bluish-green color.

  3. Height and Width: Thuja Green Giants can grow to be much taller than Leland Cypress, reaching heights of up to 60 feet or more. Leland Cypress typically grows to be around 30-40 feet tall. In terms of width, both trees grow to be similar.

  4. Adaptability: Both trees are adaptable to a wide range of soils and growing conditions, but Leland Cypress is more salt tolerant and can be grown near the coast.

  5. Maintenance: Both trees are relatively low maintenance, but Leland Cypress may require more pruning than Thuja Green Giants to maintain its shape.

Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Both are excellent trees for privacy screens, windbreaks, and accent trees in landscaping, so you can't go wrong with either one.

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