Home / #5 Thuja orientalis Franky Boy/ Dwarf Chinese Arborvitae
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy'
COMMON NAME: Franky Boy Chinese Arborvitae
GARDEN SIZE: 4-6 ft tall 3-4 ft wide
GROWTH RATE: slow
USDA ZONE: 5-8
EXPOSURE: Full sun (6 or more hours of sun per day)
WATER & SOIL: Average, well-drained soil; will need additional water in times of drought
HABIT (FORM): upright tear drop shape with mildly pendulous, finely-textured foliage
FOLIAGE: Evergreen, scale-like needles with chartreuse and yellow new growth which turns bronze in winter
CARE: Does not need pruning to maintain pyramidal shape. If you do decide to prune it, do so in the spring before you can see new growth begin. Fertilize once in the spring after the last freeze, and again in the fall at least a month before the first freeze with a mild evergreen fertilizer such as Holly-tone.
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