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