Franky Boy Chinese Arborvitae

Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy'

SKU
41876
An elegant, upright, teardrop-shaped shrub with slightly pendulous branches of finely textured, chartreuse-green foliage and brighter yellow-green new growth that gives it the appearance of a golden aura. Develops a warm bronze-orange coloring during cold winter months. Provides year-round interest as a landscape accent or foundation plant. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh or-ee-en-TAY-liss
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis colorful, compact, finely textured evergreen makes an interesting accent as a foundation plant or combined with other shrubs in the garden. Use it as the focal point with lower-growing shrubs and perennials for an attractive grouping in even small gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitOval, Upright
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Accent, Urban Garden, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Best color in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to maintain a tidy, compact habit and encourage colorful new growth; tolerates shearing.

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