Anna's Magic Ball arborvitae is a dwarf evergreen with yellow foliage and a round habit.
Four Anna's Magic Ball arborvitae in a garden bed surrounded by petunias.
The coral-like foliage fans of Anna's Magic Ball arborvitae.
Four specimens of Anna's Magic Ball arborvitae in white Proven Winners containers.

Anna’s Magic Ball® Arborvitae

Dwarf conifers are cute, space-saving and so versatile in the landscape – and Anna’s Magic Ball is the epitome of all of these things! This super-hardy selection of our native arborvitae naturally grows as a dense little globe of golden yellow foliage. It’s a fantastic choice for landscapes and gardens, as well as containers.

Why grow Anna’s Magic Ball arborvitae?

  • Dwarf conifer provides year-round beauty in very little space
  • Versatile habit works in landscape plantings and gardens
  • Native plant for sun or part shade

Additional information

Dimensions1 × 1 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Thuja occidentalis</i> 'Anna Van Vloten' pp#25868, cbr#5284

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Foliage Color

Yellow

Height

1-1.5'

Width/Spread

1-1.5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average, Well-drained

Uses

Hedges, Rock gardens, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Compact, Evergreen, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest

Breeder

Casey van Vloten, Canada

SKU: 83918 Plant Type:

Light: Grow in full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day). In deeper shade, color will be dull and habit will be more sparse and open instead of dense and globe-like.

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do; avoid wet or soggy sites.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Little required; apply a granular rose or evergreen fertilizer in early spring if desired.

Pruning: Little required; may be trimmed to shape in late spring, after new growth has emerged, but this is not strictly necessary.

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