#5 ESPALIER Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
An excellent choice for a fast growing evergreen clipped hedge, informal screen or espalier. This handsome shrub has dense, lush, dark green foliage and a naturally neat, formal appearance, without pruning. Inconspicuous mid- to late summer flower clusters produce small but attractive, pink ornamental fruit in the fall.
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.
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Use this shrub in wild gardens and with natives that naturalize well and require little care. Plant where you can appreciate the pinkish fruit and allow this Euonymus to grow without shearing to exhibit its natural form. Integrates well with other shrubs and perennials from the woodland understory. Beautiful as an individual specimen or as a grove. Ideal for informal, natural-looking screen.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|