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Anna's Magic Ball® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis

  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
15" 15"
10 - 15"
10 - 15"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 7

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    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: 
    10 - 15 Inches
    10 - 18 Inches
    10 - 15 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
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    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    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
  • 4 Reviews

    • kathy chen
      , Quebec
      , Canada
      , 21 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Awesome compact yellow color.

      Wayne Nolt
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 48 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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
      , 3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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