Mr. Bowling Ball® Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Bobozam'

SKU
02217
A naturally rounded dwarf shrub with dense evergreen foliage. The lacy, rich green foliage has excellent year-round color retention. Useful as a low hedge and in foundation plantings. Especially useful in areas where space is limited.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; eventually reaches 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, loamy, well-drained soils; dislikes dry conditions. Provide afternoon shade in hot summer regions and protect from harsh winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Prune lightly, only as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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