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Old 09-10-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: The Charming Town of Fuquay-Varina
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Does anyone know where I can buy Thuja Green Giant trees locally? Not a guess, but places that really have them. I am told they can be hard to find. I want to use these, rather than Leyland Cypresses. Leylands have too many disease and insect issues.

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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I know you said local, but if decide to order online, we are very happy with the ones we got from: Thuja Green Giant conifer-arborvitae, fast growing tree, Thuja
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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A friend of ours said they bought some at a nursery in Angier off of Old Stage. They said it wasn't Broadwell's but it was across the street. Sorry I don't know the name....but I'm planning on checking it out because I want some too and haven't been able to find them. If you happen to find them first, please report back!! Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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A friend of ours said they bought some at a nursery in Angier off of Old Stage. They said it wasn't Broadwell's but it was across the street. Sorry I don't know the name....but I'm planning on checking it out because I want some too and haven't been able to find them. If you happen to find them first, please report back!! Thanks!
It's the Old Stage Nursery run by Rob Broadwell that is across the street from Broadwells Nursery. He is very knowledgable about plants, soil conditions and general tips for keeping tree's and shrubs in good condition. We get all our shrubs there as they are excellent value compared to local nursersies or Lowes / HD
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The Charming Town of Fuquay-Varina
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It's the Old Stage Nursery run by Rob Broadwell that is across the street from Broadwells Nursery. He is very knowledgable about plants, soil conditions and general tips for keeping tree's and shrubs in good condition. We get all our shrubs there as they are excellent value compared to local nurseries or Lowes / HD
I plan on planting various evergreens all the way around the sides and back of my property, to soften the edge into the woods. I will need a lot of trees & shrubs. What do you suggest as a plan of action with the multiple nurseries there? I believe there are 3. Do I need to pick up different things at each or can I one stop shop at just one? Is everything priced and labeled? I do have a truck and don't live all that far away, so I can really load up and make multiple trips as I plant.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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I plan on planting various evergreens all the way around the sides and back of my property, to soften the edge into the woods. I will need a lot of trees & shrubs. What do you suggest as a plan of action with the multiple nurseries there? I believe there are 3. Do I need to pick up different things at each or can I one stop shop at just one? Is everything priced and labeled? I do have a truck and don't live all that far away, so I can really load up and make multiple trips as I plant.
Old Stage Nursery is very bad at labelling shrubs and tree's and none have prices - ask Rob Broadwell where the plants you require are and he will tell you along with the price. You just chose the ones you like and pay him as you leave, cash or checks only. The prices are excellent value but totally non-negotiable - I saw him remove the plants from one persons truck who was trying to haggle, but as the shrubs are such good value it should not be an issue.

It would be your choice if you wanted to shop different nurseries but fortunately we have always been able to get everything we wanted at Old Stage.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Cary
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Our landscape supplier grows them in Chatham County and has any height you may want. I'll get his contact info during office hours if you want to DM me.

Thujas are a good choice if you need a fast growing, evergreen that is more hearty than a Leyland and is not as susceptible to disease. Make sure that you do not plant them too close together so they are not crowded. Once established, expect 2 to 3 feet growth per year
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Call Mclamb Nursery in Johnston County. They are offering wholesale pricing for retail customers this fall. I know in the past they have had a large selection of Green Giants in 15 gallon.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Default Thujas

Thuja Green Giant used to be hard to find, when I bought my first ones about 7 years ago. I see them everywhere now. I have seen them at Lowes or HD, don't remember which. I saw them today at Fairview Nursery and at Cary Garden Center.

Best thing is to call around various nurserys and see who has them in stock at any particular time and find out the sizes they sell. Some plant centers have some pretty crazy prices on them.

They are great! Never a problem in any of the 5-6 droughts we had or any of the freezes. Another alternative is Cryptomeria. It is an evergreen fast grower and can be purchased at many locations and price ranges.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Default Taylors Nursery has them

I had my landscaper purchase and plant 5 Thuja Green Giants for me back in May. They were 5' tall, ball/burlap, and came from Taylors Nursery. The really do grow FAST! They are now over 7' ft tall. They haven't gained a lot in width yet, but the growth in height is amazing.

www.taylorsnursery.com
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