Euonymus - Moonshadow / Size 1
Moonshadow Wintercreeper Euonymus

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 7" tall / 7" - 10" wide -- Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $6.50

Product Code: EUOMSH1

Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow'

Overall Description

This Euonymus variety is a form of Wintercreeper Euonymus. Low growing shrub with beautiful foliage. Nice, dense, compact growth with a moderate to fast growth rate. Works well as a low border plant, as well as for planting up against retaining walls, exteriors of buildings, etc. Can even be used effectively as a low growing groundcover. Foliage consists of a deep emerald green leaf marked in the center with golden yellow. Foliage takes on a slight pinkish, purple, or maroon tone in colder temperatures / winter months, which helps provide some seasonal interest during the winter months. Color dissipated with the onset of warmer climate conditions in spring. Easy to grow & care for - and very versatile plant.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 1 - 2 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 10" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to part shade

--Soil Preference :
Average - well drained. Avoid wet or swampy conditions

--Foliage Color & Texture : Evergreen broadleaf - medium to large sized rounded leaves with a heavier texture, and a thick pliable stem. Color is a beautiful emerald green color with a creamy yellow center. Color is best in full sun, and lasts consistently all year long! Most plants will display a winter coloration, which has shades of purple, maroon, or even orangish red on the backs of each leaf, as well as a little on the front. Color dissipates with the onset of armer tems in spring, and provides seasonal interest.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts : None to mention with this variety

--Diseases / Insects : The single biggest danger to Moonshadow 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 For most plantings, such as groundcover use, spacing of about 2 feet apart works well..

--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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