Trunk doesn't grow higher, Head grows 2 - 3 feet high and wide, Maintain size with trimming, Plant in full sun - light shade.
This tiny shrub just demands to be loved by all gardeners, with very unusual threadlike sage-green foliage and an extremely dwarf, compact form that requires no pruning to maintain its perfectly rounded shape; ideal for rock gardens and detail use
Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae has attractive grayish green foliage. The threadlike leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae will grow at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.
Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape.