Model # THJPRC1027800

Internet #205341727

Proven Winners 4.5 in. Qt. Filip's Magic Moment Arborvitae (Thuja) Live Evergreen Shrub

Proven Winners

4.5 in. Qt. Filip's Magic Moment Arborvitae (Thuja) Live Evergreen Shrub

  • Bright yellow foliage year-round
  • Popular in residential landscapes due to its size and habit
  • Hand-picked and delivered fresh from the greenhouse
$1799 /each
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Product Overview

Filip’s Magic Moment from Proven Winners is an easy-to-grow alternative to Dwarf Alberta Spruce with the same desirable size and habit, plus brighter color; perfect for flanking formal entryways

  • Dwarf Filip's Magic Moment Arborvitae from Proven Winners provides bright yellow foliage year-round; native to North America, this thuja is popular in residential landscapes due to its desirable size and habit
  • Prefers partial to full sun (4+ hours) and deep, well-drained soils; grows to be 6-8 feet tall and 1-3 feet wide; at time of shipment, this plant will be about 6 months to 1 year old
  • Grown for bright yellow foliage year-round; little pruning needed but may be trimmed in early summer; quart shrubs are 5 to 10 inches tall when they are shipped, depending on the season
  • Hardiness zones: 3-7; be sure to check your USDA Hardiness Zone if you want this plant to come back year after year
  • Hand-picked by experienced shippers and delivered fresh from the greenhouse in a 4.5 in. quart container
  • Proven Winners guarantees all of its plants are correctly packaged in specially designed boxes, arrive in good condition and are accurately labeled
  • Evergreen is great for landscapes and containers
  • To introduce the most unique, highest quality plants, Proven Winners are tested for years in gardens across the world; our plants are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth and garden performance



Mature Height (in.)
Mature Width (in.)


Additional Characteristics
Dwarf Variety,Evergreen
Annual / Perennial
Best Time to Plant
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Blossom Color Family
Botanical Name
Thuja occidentalis
Common Name
Evergreen or Deciduous
Growth Habit
Hardiness Zone
3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Part Sun
Water Requirements
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

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Customer Questions & Answers

can this thuja grow on the balcony?

Asked by: edyta
Sure. Just put it in a bigger pot.
Answered by: Painter
Date published: 2016-11-22

Is this plant deer resistant?

Asked by: Janplants
Hi Janplants, Filips Magic Moment Thuja is not listed as deer-resistant. Our Spring Grove Thuja is one of our varities that is in fact deer-resistant. Thanks, Hailee
Answered by: Proven Winners
Date published: 2017-04-18

How tall is a 3 gallon Abrovitae

Asked by: Howie
Hi Howie, The 3 gallon Filips Magic Moment Thuja is about 18 inches tall at the time of shipping. It does mature to 6-8 feet tall. It grows about 1.5 feet a year. If you have any other questions, feel free to call our hotline at (734) 654-7485. Thanks, Hailee
Answered by: Proven Winners
Date published: 2017-04-17

how tall is it at purchase?

how tall is it at purchase?
Asked by: Kyle
Hi Kyle, About 6 inches above the pot. This is the smallest size we offer it in, we also sell it in a gallon and 3 gallon size if you would like something bigger. Thank you, SFR
Answered by: Proven Winners
Date published: 2017-07-02
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Customer Reviews

4.5 in. Qt. Filip's Magic Moment Arborvitae (Thuja) Live Evergreen Shrub is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice color The color of this shrub stayed vibrant all winter, and I highly recommend it. I have several of these and they have always looked strong and healthy. They don't grow very fast at first, but since they start round and then grow mostly vertically, you don't need to worry so much about crowding as they grow bigger. As with all Proven Winners, this plant arrived in great condition.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thuja Arborvitae The plants looked really great when they arrived however they had been lifted out of the pots and plastic liners placed between the pot and the dirt. I'm not sure why the plastic wasn't just put on outside of pots. The dirt was not dense enough at all just falling all off the roots and think it upset the plants too much and now they are dying. More dense dirt and less handling of the roots.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from i received three arborvitae...this one, plus one other died immediately! all planted in the same... i received three arborvitae...this one, plus one other died immediately! all planted in the same area, same way, and watered the same way. This was fairly expensive, and i am not happy.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I thought they would have been a little bigger. ... I thought they would have been a little bigger. They were a little brown around the edges when they arrived so I am watching their development.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice small tree nice small tree
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy plant arrived in the mail This was the first time I had purchased a plant online that would be shipped to the house. I had no idea how that would work. The plant arrived in a box and in good condition. It is smaller than what is shown in the picture. The picture shows how a mature plant will look when it is fully grown. This plant is about 8 to 10 inches tall and is rounded, so it hasn't grown into the conical shape yet. The plant looks great and is healthy. So far so good!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FIRST TIME BUYING A SHRUB ONLINE This was my first time ordering a live plant online and I was not disappointed. I could not imagine how a shrub could successfully be shipped but it was. Several days before delivery, the growers at Proven Winners called me to advise that the weather in Michigan, where the plant was being shipped from, had been so cold that they had to wait to ship until just this week. They also advised that while the plant might look dormant, once it reached some warmer temperatures (I'm in Texas) it would quickly respond and flourish. I was very impressed that the grower had even bothered to call me and give this advice. Talk about customer service! The shrub arrived well packed in a box with air holes and a statement on the side that said it should not be subjected to less than 32 degrees during transit. The plant was already potted, held securely inside its box with cardboard supports. There was also a nice note inside the box from Proven Winners telling me that "the plant will be dormant from November to April but not to worry, the plant is healthy and will be thriving soon!" This shrub is a beautiful golden color and I look forward to seeing it grow into spectacular adulthood.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great color The Filipe Magic Moment colorchoice Thuja 1 Gal. Arborvitae Shrub arrived in excellent condition as it was packaged well. It had a plastic bag on it covering the pot in order to keep the moisture in the soil to protect it during shipping. The shrub was easy to transplant as it came right out of the pot no problem. It has great color and will be a great addition to our yard.
Date published: 2016-11-22
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