ANNA’S MAGIC BALL®

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'Anna van Vloten'

USPP 25,868; CBR 5284

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  • Dwarf conifer
  • Bright foliage
  • Evergreen
Description

Bright gold dwarf. Anna's Magic Ball® arborvitae is a colorful dwarf evergreen that appeals to just about everyone! A bit like a yellow 'Danica', but with looser foliage and a blockier habit. From Van Vloten Nursery in Canada, it has good burn-resistance and holds its color nicely in winter.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 10 - 15"

Width 10 - 15"

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Yellow

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.

Pruning Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.

Uses Mixed borders; foundation plantings; rock gardens; specimen.

Growing Tips Tolerates heat and drought once established. Keep watered after pruning to minimize browning; this is also an effective strategy to minimize winter damage to foliage in cold areas.