Sunny Delight® Boxleaf Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus var. microphyllus 'Moncliff'

Pronunciation: yoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus mi-kro-FIL-a
SKU #03512
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This handsome, compact shrub adds a formal appearance and striking color to shrub borders. Dark green leaves are narrowly edged in yellow. Plant in front of larger, green-leaved shrubs for dramatic contrast. Brightens perennial beds and pathways. Perfect as a minimal care, low hedge. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Edging
Design Ideas An excellent golden hedge plant for edging high profile planting areas. Use along the lawn in foundation planters to create definition either sheared or left natural. Perfectly sized to flesh out barren areas in front of old shrubs with bare legs. Add to shrub borders for year around golden balls of light that add color to all green compositions. Use in small groups in naturalistic plantings or in the Japanese style to nestle rocks and boulders or around the trunks of larger trees. Habit works well in modern landscapes for reoccurring elements in a sparse ground plain. Plant in beautiful pots in pairs to flank steps and entries, or use more to encircle the base of garden art or fountain.
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
CARE
Care 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 in late winter to shape.
HISTORY
Lore Euonymous earned the common name "spindle tree" for its unique stems and branching patterns which combined with flexibility became vital for spindle making in European cottage textile industries.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.