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BUXUS microphylla 'Franklin's Gem'
Franklin's Gem Boxwood, Littleleaf Boxwood
Franklin's Gem littleleaf boxwood is a dwarf, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub with glossy, green foliage turning olive green in the winter. Bees are attracted by its non-showy but fragrant spring flowers. It is a slow growing selection.
Tolerant of a wide range of soils, this shrub grows well in sun and shade. 'Franklin's Gem' will have finest growth in a moist, mulched soil with some shade from the hottest summer afternoon sun. Its dense, slow growing habit requires little to no pruning and is best used in mixed borders, as a hedge or in a formal garden setting.
9 - 6
6 - 9
3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm
24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Light Green, Dark Green
Olive, Gray Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Hedges, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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