Franklin's Gem Korean Boxwood
Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Franklin's Gem'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||BUK-sus SIN-ee-kuh in-soo-LAIR-iss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Topiary, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Lilac (Syringa); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Gayfeather (Liatris)|
Thrives in enriched, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Mulch root zone to conserve moisture and to keep roots cool. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9