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Boxleaf Euonymus, Japanese Euonymus, Japanese Spindletree 'Moness'

Euonymus japonicus

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus (yoo-ON-ih-mus) (Info)
Species: japonicus (juh-PON-ih-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Moness
Additional cultivar information:(aka Silver Princess)




Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Grown for foliage


Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lees Summit, Missouri

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sumter, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 18, 2010, hank9a from Palm Coast, FL wrote:

Planted two specimens in full sun (southeastern exposure).Spring of
2009. In the summer, one plant became hevily infested with scale, the second plant suffered a lesser attack by scale. I treated both plants with horticultural oil in August and September of 2009 with apparently good success. Both plants overwintered an unusually cold winter for our area (Palm Coast, FL) with no apparent damage.
For good measure I treated both plants with a dormant concentration of horticultural oil in the winter.
Both plant came alive with new flushes of growth in the spring and I thought I was home free. By late May the plants were under attack again. This time by some so far unidentified pest.(not scale) I started horticultural oil spraying again with no success. Just today I spray... read more