Variegated Boxleaf Euonymus
Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus Variegatus'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||yoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus mi-kro-FIL-a var-i-e-GA-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches only 1 to 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Here's a little hedge that brings light to dark gardens. Stands out boldly next to green lawns and works nicely as edging, hedges or small topiary forms. May also be used in shrub and perennial borders to create neutral fields of color that accentuate other foliage and flowers. Makes a perfect cover-up for the foundation of a wall draped with Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) and other purple-blue flowering vines.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Topiary, Woodland Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, 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