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Anna's Magic Ball® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
3' 4'
Height
2' - 3'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    A playful bounce of color for your landscape.

    Anna's Magic Ball® arborvitae is a cute little sphere of cheerful yellow foliage. It was developed in Canada, so you know that this little plant isn't bothered by winter weather and holds its color all year-round. This nifty little native evergreen needs no pruning to keep its tight, rounded shape and makes a nice addition to perennial beds, rock gardens, troughs and containers, or any landscape project. It's petite size and well-behaved manner makes it an especially nice choice for smaller yards and gardens.

    Top reasons to grow Anna's Magic Ball® arborvitae:

    - Dwarf evergreen needs no pruning

    - Bright yellow foliage adds year-round color to the landscape

    - Native to North America and shade tolerant

    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Yellow
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes, containers

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers deep, well-drained soils. Little pruning is needed, but may be trimmed in early summer.

    Anna's Magic Ball® Thuja occidentalis 'Anna van Vloten' USPP 25,868, Can 5,284
  • 9 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • In hindsight would not have these shipped. Plants had extremely small root systems (not even half of the quart pot) and packaging was terrible compared to other plants shippers…there was dirt everywhere and none of the plants were still in pots. If you purchase these I would go through a nursery to guarantee bigger plants and bypass shipping. I have had great luck with Proven Winners, but will not order online again. I emailed all this info to the company and never got a response, which surprised me!

      kim
      , 24 weeks ago
    • This is an outstanding little thuja! I like to give my plants a few years to grow and get established before I review them. I planted three of these three years ago, and they are doing amazing. I really have grown to love thuja, especially yellow toned ones. I grow many different varieties, but this is one of my absolute favorites. I have clay soil, a very windy yard, and very little rain this year, but these little beauties have taken it like champs.

      Rachel
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • kathy chen
      , Quebec
      , Canada
      , 3 years ago
    • Awesome compact yellow color.

      Wayne Nolt
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Planted in spring 2016. Survived first summer in a full-sun location very well. Hot and dry summer, weekly watering were perfect. Although one shrub looks a little weak compared to the others. Love the color, it's a highlight next to the dark green foliage of other plantings.

      Lisa
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
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