American arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Bobazam'

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American arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Bobazam')
THOO-yah oks-ee-den-TAL-is
Genus:  Thuja
This evergreen shrub with finely textured sage green foliage forms a perfect, 3-foot-diameter, slow-growing globe, hence its name, Mr. Bowling Ball®.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This plant requires no pruning or shearing to maintain its shape. It is useful in foundation plantings, borders, and containers.
Care:  Provide well-drained soil in sun or part shade. It does not like wet feet.
Propagation:  Insert semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Problems:  Caterpillars, bark beetle, weevils, mites, and scale insects are common. Butt rot, twig dieback, gray mold (Botrytis), mushroom root rot, and needle blights also can occur.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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