Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae
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Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae

Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' 

If you are familiar with our popular ‘Fire Chief’ Arborvitae, then this globe shaped dwarf evergreen will feel familiar in its cute spherical form but more so in its luscious green color. Because of its dwarf nature of only growing around 3 feet in diameter, it is definitely a lovely addition to have along a path or just accenting or rounding out a sharp corner around the house. The story behind this adorable little mound is pretty lucky. Its cultivar was found in a cemetery by Joe Stupka, a popular nurseryman and propagator. He said it was barely alive when he found it so he grafted it and hoped for the best. The name has changed a few times due to licensing but the more popular and catchy ‘Mr. Bowling Ball’ has come to earn the most permanence.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Does not flower
Sun: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-40 to -30
-40.0 to -34.4
-30 to -20
-34.4 to -28.9
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7