Silver King Euonymus
Silver King Euonymus
Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King'Item #3520 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Excellent hedge plant with attractive, silvery white margins on glossy green leaves that adds unique color and texture to the landscape. Can be grouped to form a low screen.Tolerates poor soils and heat. Excellent topiary specimen for landscape or container. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:u-ON-i-mus ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 20Growth habit:NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:GreenGarden styleAsian/ZenDesign IdeasAn excellent light colored background to show off plants of unique color and form. A nice addition to an Asian inspired garden. Ideal contrast when intermixed with solid color evergreen hedges, cones and espalier. Makes a super espalier and can be purchased in pre-sheared topiary forms for containers or for European inspired formal evergreen gardens.Companion PlantsPair with other Asian natives like Peony, Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Azalea and Rose of Sharon. Variegated foliage contrasts nicely with the purple foliage of Barberry, Smoke Tree and Weigela.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Euonymus is native to Eastern Asia including the Himalayas, but can be found in Europe, Australia, North America and Madagascar. E. japonica is native to Japan, Korea and China. The berries are a valuable food source to birds, but all parts of this plant are poisonous to humans. Euonymus is commonly called Japanese spindle due to the use of its hardwood in making spindles for spinning wool.