Silver Princess™ Boxleaf Euonymus
Euonymus japonicus 'Moness'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||yoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus|
|Lore||The European Euonymus species was named spindlewood because its branches were fashioned into spindles for spinning wheels. E. japonicus is considered a poisonous plant in the Pacific.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A useful broadleaf evergreen shrub for creating informal low hedges as partitions and for spatial definition within garden rooms. A dense light value foliage mass that may be played off darker green and bronze colored plants for unique contrast. This quality also adds light to semishaded dells. Fine branching adapts to casual topiary and informal shapes. Excellent year around coverage for foundation plantings that makes a striking effect against brick walls and wainscot.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Topiary, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Variegated Hedge Plant|
Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Best with full sun in humid climates and afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in early spring. Prune regularly to maintain shape as a topiary.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9