Euonymus - Green Boxleaf / Size 1
Green Boxleaf Euonymus

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail spring 2023
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 4" - 7" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: EUOBOX1

Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus' - aka Boxleaf Euonymus

Overall Description

A very versatile shrub with super dark green, glossy leaves that remain all through winter. Truly a wonderful evergreen shrub that holds its color amazingly well all year!! Foliage is extremely thick & dense, and takes very well to trimming and shaping - the possibilities are virtually endless!! Not as susceptible to scale disease, as many euonymus can be - is an excellent, hardier alternative to boxwoods for use in hedge rows, and borders. Can be trimmed or pruned to maintain whatever shape & height desired. Withstands a wide range of harsh conditions, but needs fairly well drained soil. Will not do well in wet, swampy conditions - but that is about the only condition that seems to bother this wonderful, all purpose shrub.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 4 - 6 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to heavy shade

--Soil Preference :
Can adapt to most any soil type - avoid wet, swampy conditions

--Foliage Color & Texture : Evergreen broadleaf - small to medium sized rounded leaves with a heavier texture, and a thick pliable stem. Color is a dark green color and very similar in loof to most Boxwood species. Color is best in full sun, and lasts consistently all year long!

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts : Flower - very, very small inconspicuous blooms usually appear in mid spring.......but definitely nothing to write home about. This plant is kept for the color & foliage traits, and NOT for any type of flower or bloom.

--Diseases / Insects : The single biggest danger to Green Boxleaf Euonymus, and most any Euonymus variety, is by far Euonymus Scale. Regular inspection of plants is highly recommended.....as scale is usually easily treated if caught in early stages. Other diseases that have been seen, but not nearly as common, include: Anthracnose, crown gall, leaf spots, powdery mildews, aphids, and thrips.

--Recommended Spacing : Spacing would vary greatly depending upon the use / purpose intended. But for use as a hedge row, spacing of 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart is recommended.

--Deer Resistance Rating : Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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