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Silver King Euonymus

Scientific name: Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King'

Type:Evergreen shrubs
Plant Requirements
Zone:6 to 9
Sun:Full to partial sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:6 ft
Width:3 ft
Bloom:Spring flowers
Bloom Time:April
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Silver King euonymus is often planted together to form a hedge. Its light colored foliage makes it a nice contrast with darker foliage plants.

Silver King is an evergreen shrub with an upright habit and an umbrella shaped top. It has a moderate growth rate and typically attains a height of 6’ and a width of 3’. It can accept pruning to keep it smaller, or trained as a tree with its attractive curving trunk. The leaves are oval-round, 1”-2” long, glossy green and leathery with silvery white margins. The margins of the leaves are often irregular.

It is an inexpensive substitute for the garden because of its heat, drought, and soil tolerance. In the landscape trade it is sold primarily as a hedging plant, but it could be used in a topiary or espalier form as well.

Watch for scale, thrips, or spider mites, as well as powdery mildew, where air is stagnant and humid. Locate in full sun to prevent mildew.
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