Franky Boy Arborvitae
Thuja platycladus orientalis ‘Franky Boy’
Filaments of lemon yellow foliage jutting out from a lime green interior move and sway with the slightest breeze creating an airy texture and great color contrast to other garden plants. You can have the effects of ornamental grasses without winter die-back. Light shearing will encourage a formal, compact form and provide a proliferation of bright and colorful foliage. Full sun for best color.
- Garden Size: 6’H x 4’W
- Dwarf: 3-6″/year
- Habit: Broad Upright
- Hardiness: Zone 5
- Exposure: Full Sun
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.