Boxleaf Euonymus, Japanese Euonymus, Japanese Spindletree
Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King'

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus (yoo-ON-ih-mus) (Info)
Species: japonicus (juh-PON-ih-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver King

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Folsom, California

Kennesaw, Georgia

Saugerties, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 23, 2009, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

this is a no-fuss, low maintenance shrub.it's flowers are kind of showy for a shrub. it's susceptible to aphids, black spot, scales, spider mites, thrips, whiteflies. but neem oil sprayed on it eliminates them for quite a while and is a natural pesticide.

has large, leathery green leaves with silvery white margins. Greenish white flowers are sometimes followed by pink fruits. has a moderate growth rate