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Thuja occidentalis 'Anna van Vloten'

Arborvitae - Annaʼs Magic Ball®

Anna's Magic Ball® arborvitae is a dwarf evergreen sphere that needs no pruning. Its beautiful yellow foliage adds cheerful year-round color to the landscape. Developed in Canada, 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. Anna's Magic Ball® makes a nice addition to perennial beds, mixed borders, rock gardens, troughs and containers. Its petite size and well-behaved manner makes it an especially nice choice for smaller yards, gardens or just about any landscape project.

Key Plant Details


Planting Zones:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7


Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy


Light Requirement:

Part Sun, Sun




Plant Characteristics


Mature Size:

1-2 feet in height, 1-2 foot spread


Annual Growth Rate:



Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

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.

Care Tips - Pruning:

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

Care Tips - Soil:

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

Care Tips - Uses:

Hedges; screening; mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones