Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' / Linesville Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' grows naturally and uniformly in a compact globe or ball form with light green juvenile foliage. Grows to about 3' tall and 3' wide (1 by 1 m) after 10 years in the landscape. The most commonly seen name for this cultivar in the nursery trade is Mr. Bowling Ball™, a trademark name registered on April 29, 2003, issued to James Zampini, doing business as Lake County Nursery, Perry, Ohio. This cultivar is registered under the cultivar name of Thuja occidentalis 'Bobazam' with a trademarked common name of Mr. Bowling Ball™. It is listed in the Lake County Nursery catalog under this cultivar and common name and by other licensed growers where is it sometimes marketed under the name, Mr. Bowling Ball™. Click on the preceding link for more information and pictures pertaining to this cultivar.


Attribution from: Published in the American Nurseryman magazine in the December 15, 1997 issue. ACS Bulletin, 15(1):35 Lake County Nursery catalog, 2003.

Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' Age estimated at 4 years
Photo by Dennis Groh
Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' The plant shown in the photo is about 5 years of age from a cutting in Ann Arbor, MI. It is about 3' in diameter.
Photo by Charlene Harris
Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' foliage This specimen displays primarily juvenile foliage. Mature plants may develop adult foliage with age. To date I have not witnessed this habit.
Photo by Bill Barger
Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' Nice specimen exhibiting the unique habit of this plant. This specimen is approx. 6 years old.
Photo by Bill Barger
Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' 2007 donation.
Photo by David Stegmaier