Franklin's Gem Korean Boxwood

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Franklin's Gem'

SKU
07755
An extremely hardy, handsome, and very compact boxwood with fine texture for year-round interest. Small evergreen leaves are bright green, turning an attractive olive-green during winter months. Ideal as a low hedge or clipped border, or to backdrop annual flower beds. Evergreen.
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4-9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationBUK-sus SIN-ee-kuh in-soo-LAIR-iss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Topiary, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSpirea (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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!