Franky Boy Chinese Arborvitae
Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Accent, Small Spaces|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)|
|Care||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
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.