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Anna's Magic Ball® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis

Flower Season
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
3' 4' 91cm 1.2m
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 3' - 4'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 91cm - 1.2m
  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    91cm - 1.2m
    91cm - 1.2m


    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


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    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
  • 10 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Within the first year of planting, my dog trampled it, tearing the entire middle section completely off (about less than 2/3 of the plant left). I transplanted it to prevent it from being trampled again and three years later it’s filled in, put on so much growth and is so healthy!

      , 34 weeks ago
    • 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!

      , 2 years 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.

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

      Wayne Nolt
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 5 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.

      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
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