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Silver Princess™ Boxleaf Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Moness'

A newer, brighter boxleaf euonymus with large, lustrous, green leaves that display silvery margins. Its upright, compact habit and vigorous nature create a perfect, small, natural hedge. The dense evergreen foliage is easily pruned to create a formal clipped border or topiary form.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationyoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus
LoreThe 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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Suitable for Topiary
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Potentilla (Potentilla); Holly (Ilex); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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

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