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Anna's Magic Ball® Arborvitae

Description

  • Super-dwarf arborvitae naturally grows as a tidy ball!
  • Golden foliage adds interest all year.
  • Grows in sun or shade.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, small spaces, and containers.
  • Zones 3-7, sun/part sun, 15″ tall x 15″ wide at maturity.
Zone 3-7
Light part sun/sun
short

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

More Information

Description Anna's Magic Ball® Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) adds a playful texture and color to the garden. Evergreen foliage keeps its appeal year-round with golden hues. It grows in a compact, mounded habit naturally, so there's no need to prune to shape! Don't fret over brutal winters. This variety was bred to thrive in harsh, zone 3 winters. Its durability and low maintenance requirements make it perfect for beginning gardeners as well. Try planting it in rock gardens, containers, and other small spaces for extra pop! Details Botanical name: Thuja occidentalis 'Anna van Vloten'
Patent: USPP 25,868
Common name: Arborvitae
Zone: 3 - 7
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 10-15" tall and wide
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Year-round
Uses: Specimen, Rock gardens, Containers
How To Grow Soil: Grow in any moist but well-draining soil. Avoid very wet sites; tolerates some dryness once established.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Water: Average.
Space: 2' apart.
Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; Avoid extreme dry soil in autumn, which can cause the evergreen foliage to dry out in winter.
Maintenance: No pruning is required, but can be trimmed if desired.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
39%
(7)
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(3)
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11%
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j
j.b. (Tennessee)
Anna Magic Ball

It"s doing good

m
m.b. (Massachusetts)
Anna’s Magic Ball Arborvitae

Too soon to judge, but so far doing very well even in this drought and heat.

A
A. (Massachusetts)
Cute shape with mixed results

I love the shape and look of Anna’s Magic Ball and was happy to find a boxwood replacement for our full sun garden however this plant is having mixed results. I bought 6 and two months later only 2 are still looking ok. Great Garden Plants was great about sending me two replacements which was greatly appreciated. I decided to try them in partial sun/shade to see if they will like that spot better but they are starting to brown a month later.

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your arborvitae. It's hard to say for certain what could be going wrong. If you send us some photos and a little more information about how you are caring form them to info@greatgardenplants.com we'd be happy to help guide you. In the meantime, check out our arborvitae care article: https://blog.greatgardenplants.com/questions-answered-series-arborvitae-thuja/

Happy Gardening!

K
K.W. (South Carolina)

They both died . A real first for me . I was disappointed as I am a master gardener and have not had problems with dying plants. I know it’s been a hot summer , but I had great hopes for my Anna’s Magic Balls. My best friend loved hers that she bought at a local nursery. Delivery was great , but my results not so good. They were also very small .I hope this honest review is helpful to you. I mean no harm.

Hello! We're sorry that you had trouble with your arborvitae. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

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J
J.F. (Connecticut)
My initial visual thoughts

Even though all of the shrubs & plants I ordered were alive & looked well I did think they were rather puney for the price. The schrubs have been in the ground now for over 5 wks & really have not grown at all.The Russian sage is small but flowering.I feel I can get them closer by & larger.

Hello! Thank you for leaving a review. As mentioned on our website, we do ship young plants. In regards to plant growth, keep in mind that whentransplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. We hope this helps. Happy Gardening!