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.
Anna's Magic Ball® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis
- Part Sun to 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).
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 tolerantFall InterestWinter InterestSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:10 - 15 InchesSpacing:10 - 18 InchesSpread:10 - 15 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:YellowHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Landscapes, containersMaintenance 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
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Rachel, Michigan, United States, 1 year ago
kathy chen, Quebec, Canada, 2 years ago
Awesome compact yellow color.Wayne Nolt, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 years ago
These are darned hard to keep alive as they take ungodly amounts of water. Four months now and if I miss a day of watering they start to die instantly. NOT worth it! Followed planting instructions perfectly. Bought through Home Depot so was able to return the dead one. Out of seven, only have two originals left. Two replacements were a bit larger than the others and they are doing the best with no dead parts. I think they are shipped too young based on this.Phil, Georgia, United States, 4 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, 5 years ago