Family: Cupressaceae

Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis Bobozam

Common Name: Mr Bowling Ball Arborvitae


Mr Bowling Ball Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) is a slow growing globular Arborvitae. AKA Linesville Arborvitae


Plant TypeShrubs Coniferous, Dwarf Conifers
Hardiness Zone5
Sunlightbest in full, some shade
Soil & Siteaverage
Leavesgreen, finer feathery texture than most Arborvitae
Dimensions2-3 by 2-3 feet (H-S) in 10 years, globular growth form
Maintenanceneeds very little if any pruning
Native SiteSpecies native to eastern and north central North America
Cultivar OriginLake County Nursery Introduction from Ohio (USA). Originated as a witches broom.
Misc FactsAKA: Linesville Arborvitae`
Author's NotesThese stay very round with little or no pruning. My son planted these at his house and they live up to their description of slow growing.
Notes & Reference#202-American Conifer Society (, #136-Gardening with Conifers (Adrian Bloom)
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