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Sunny Delight® Boxleaf Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus var. microphyllus 'Moncliff'

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.
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Good to grow! 7


Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.


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    51 Woodbridge Center Dr. Woodbridge NJ 07095

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    2305 South Ave. Scotch Plains NJ 07076

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Botanical Pronunciationyoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus mi-kro-FIL-a
LoreEuonymous 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasAn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); 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 in late winter to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!