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Euonymus plant comes in 175 different varieties
which include everything from dwarf shrubs up to 15 feet tall trees and even climbing
They are favoured for their attractive foliage and their stunning autumn color. Some of these plants even have unique fruits, and seed pods.
They are available in a huge range of colour and size. You
can get them as deciduous plants or evergreens.
Whether you need them for
- ground cover
- border plants
- specimen plants
This plant will have you covered.
Pruning Your Euonymus
Pruning your plant can be done anytime
to keep its shape and size but I wouldn’t cut the plant back a lot until it is dormant. It
will just stress the plant out.
There are many types to choose from. Here
are a few I sell:
(Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’) – This is a
smaller version of the Burning bush shrubs but still hold the same
characteristics as the larger shrub with the bright green leaves in spring and
summer and fabulous bright red leaves in the fall.
Maxing out at 8 feet tall and 10 feet tall but can be pruned to a smaller size.
(Buxus) – This is an excellent choice for a hedge, topiary, or
border shrub. Growing to about 3-4 feet tall, you can prune them in many
different ways to fit into your landscape design.
It's a very slow grower, growing in full sun to light shade.
Emerald n Gold Winter Creeper
(Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n Gold') – A moderate grower to about 2 feet tall and spreading up to 5 feet, this makes for a great ground
Grown in full sun to full shade it's an easy plant to care for.
(Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') – green
and white variegated leaves maxing out around 2 - 3 feet in 10 years. Very slow
Stems will root where they touch the ground and they will even climb if they have support.
(Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow') – deep
dark green variegated leaves with yellow centers and becomes pinkish in winter; it will quickly reach 5 feet
tall and 3 feet wide.
Use as a hedge, border or even in container gardens.
These are great choices for hedges, borders, stand alone specimens, and more with year round interest. Which one is your favourite?
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