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

Thuja occidentalis 'Anna Van Vloten' PP#25,868 ; CBR#5284


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Shade


Average, Well-drained


Hedges, Rock gardens, Specimen


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


Casey van Vloten, Canada

Plant Care

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.