Franky Boy Chinese Arborvitae
Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guarunteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||THOO-yuh or-ee-en-TAY-liss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Growth Habit||Oval, Upright|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Accent, Urban Garden, Small Spaces|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8