- USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
- Height 6 - 8 Feet
- Spread 1 - 3 Feet
Filips Magic Moment Arborvitae by Proven Winners ColorChoice is a very unique arborvitae perfect for a homeowner looking for unique to grow in their yard. This shrub has new growth that is bright yellow, which lasts all year long due to being an evergreen. We particularly like planting these at each side of an entryway or the driveway. Even can even be planted in large garden planters for something unique that lasts all year. It grows into a little dense cone shaped shrub that requires no pruning. This Proven Winners ColorChoice shrub is a true standout plant any gardener would love to have in their collection.
Filips Magic Moment, Thuja occidentalis USPP 21,974, is native to North America, which means this is drought tolerant and can thrive with very little care and maintenance. This plant can also survive very harsh winters and can handle temperatures as low as -20 degrees in growing zone 3a.
Filips Magic Moment Arborvitae Care
These shrubs prefer deep, well drained soil. Fertile soil also helps this shrub perform better, although that is not required. We recommend applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and add protection during periods of harsh weather. Fertilize these shrubs in early spring using a fertilizer from the home improvement store that is specific for evergreens. Use according to directions.
Pruning Filips Magic Moment Arborvitae is not needed. You may trim dead branches anytime throughout the year. If you must prune, do so in early summer after the new growth has emerged. Be careful not to cut too deep, because you could make the plant unsightly and it may not recover for a long period. We do not recommend pruning if possible.
Filips Magic Moment Arborvitae Spacing
If you are growing this into a unique evergreen privacy hedge or wind break, space these shrubs 24 inches apart, center on center. If you just plan on growing these to their full cone shaped size, plant at least 48 inches apart, center on center. If growing in a garden planter, you should use a large planter that is at least 48 inches wide so the roots have enough room to grow.
Landscaping Tip: Conical evergreens like Fluffy and Filip's Magic Moment arborvitae are often planted on either side of a front door to provide a hint of formality to a home's entrance. In this case, the plants function more or less as mirror-image specimens of one another.
Thuja occidentalis 'Filips Magic Moment' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7|
|Flower Color(s): n/a|
|Bloom Period: n/a|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height: 6-8 Feet|
|Spread: 1-3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2-4 Feet|
|Blooms On: n/a|
|Shrub Type: Evergreen|
|Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis USPP 21,974|
|Common Name: Filips Magic Moment Arborvitae|
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.