Silver King Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King'

SKU
03520
An attractive hedge plant with silvery white margins on glossy green leaves that adds unique color and texture to the landscape. Can be grouped to form a low screen. Highly adaptable; tolerates poor, lean soils and heat. An excellent topiary specimen for the landscape or containers. Evergreen.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationyoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, in natural form.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitNarrow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9

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