- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 6 - 9
- Use As A Spiller In Containers
Broadleaf evergreen shrubs make for great bones in a garden. They can be used to define areas, screen off eye-sores or neighbors, and anchor foundation plantings next to the house. Silver Queen Euonymus will perform all these tasks while adding a splash of color with its highly variegated and silvery-edged foliage. This shrub looks great all year round with very little upkeep. Silver Queen Euonymus has a naturally mounded and dense shape that lends itself to small informal topiary and low hedging.
Euonymus japonicus ‘Silver Queen’ is tolerant of just about any soil texture. After establishing a strong root system, it will handle dry conditions and salt spray in coastal areas. Deer and rabbits rarely nibble on the thick leaves, even in areas of heavy concentrations. Silver Queen is a slightly smaller variety that can be grown in a container successfully.
Silver Queen Euonymus Care
Euonymus will thrive and keep its brilliantly variegated colors in a location with at least half a day of full sun. Soil texture or pH is not essential as long as it is well draining. Fertilize Euonymus once a year in the early spring, using a granular, slow-release, and balanced fertilizer. Look for an NPK ratio of 10-10-10. Supplemental watering is required for the first two years or until the root system is well established. Using soaker hoses or drip irrigation helps to keep foliage from getting wet or muddy.
Euonymus can handle regular pruning to maintain topiary or more formal hedge shapes. Regular pruning in late winter is the perfect opportunity to remove any branches that are damaged, diseased, or dying. Pruning in the fall may not give Silver Queen a chance to harden off before winter fully. Euonymus is toxic to humans and pets and should not be grown in areas where pets are kept outdoors.
Silver Queen Euonymus Spacing
Silver Queen Euonymus reaches a mature height and spread of about 4-5 feet. Place shrubs 4 feet apart on center when planting as a tight hedge or in multiples.
Silver Queen Euonymus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: Greenish White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Hedges & Privacy|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Silver Queen Euonymus|
|Scientific Name: Euonymus japonicus 'Silver Queen'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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