Monrovia - Silver King Euonymus Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King' 5Gal
An attractive hedge plant with silvery white margins on glossy green leaves that adds unique color and texture to the landscape. Can be grouped to form a low screen. Highly adaptable; tolerates poor, lean soils and heat. An excellent topiary specimen for the landscape or containers. Evergreen.
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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.
|Botanical Pronunciation||yoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||An excellent light colored background to show off plants of unique color and form. A nice addition to an Asian inspired garden. Ideal contrast when intermixed with solid color evergreen hedges, cones and espalier. Makes a super espalier and can be purchased in pre-sheared topiary forms for containers or for European inspired formal evergreen gardens.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Weigela (Weigela); Dogwood (Cornus); Rose (Rosa); Barberry (Berberis)|