- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
The lacy, evergreen foliage of the Mr. Bowling Ball® American Arborvitae provides lush greenery all year long, while the rounded growth habit gives this plant a mounded look. This arborvitae grows 3 to 4 feet tall and wide and maintains a globe-like appearance without being pruned. The awl-like foliage is frilly and provides a soft texture. This plant is not a fast grower, but it is easy to grow and requires very little attention once it has had time to settle in.
Use this arborvitae in borders, along a foundation, or create a low hedge. Since this plant has a relatively small profile, it is a great choice for areas with limited space in need of year-round greenery. The Mr. Bowling Ball® American Arborvitae is a perennial in USDA growing zones 4 through 8.
Mr. Bowling Ball® American Arborvitae Care
Plant in full sun, although this plant prefers some afternoon shade when grown in very hot climates. Arborvitae does best with loamy or sandy soil that is alkaline to neutral. Water when the top several inches of soil dry out. This arborvitae will typically need water once a week under normal weather conditions, but plants grown in containers will need water more often. Apply a layer of mulch to help retain moisture.
This plant naturally maintains its globe-like shape without pruning. Cut back dead or damaged growth at any time. Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in early spring at the start of the growing season.
Mr. Bowling Ball® American Arborvitae Spacing
The mounded Mr. Bowling Ball® American Arborvitae will grow 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Space plants as close as 3 feet to create a consistent hedge of greenery. Leave more space if using the plant as a specimen or focal point.
Mr. Bowling Ball® American Arborvitae Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Lacy, Green Awl-like Foliage|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest|
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Borders, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Mr. Bowling Ball® American Arborvitae|
|Scientific Name: THUJA `MR. BOWLING BALL`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.