Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
Manhattan Euonymus Evergreen Hedge Plants
Euonymus Manhattan is an excellent choice for a fast-growing evergreen hedge, informal screen or espalier. This underutilized shrub has dense, lush, dark green foliage and a naturally neat, formal appearance, without pruning.
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Growing Euonymus Manhattan Evergreens
Euonymus Manhattan will grow to be about 6 to 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet when left untrimmed. It reliably fills out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require smaller plants to be planted in front to hide the unsightly bare trunks.
It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years or more. Euonymus Manhattan performs equally well in full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations. It could be said that Euonymus Manhattan is a true workhorse in the landscape.
It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Euonymus Manhattan makes both an excellent manicured privacy hedge or in informal screen to block out utility equipment or air conditioning units. Due to its dark green foliage which remains evergreen in even the harshest of winters, it can be used in a variety of situations.
Since Euonymus Manhattan performs well in both dry and moist locations it can be used almost anywhere in the landscape. We have found that one of the best uses for this plant is on a hillside where little else grows. Due to its extensive root system, it is often used to stop soil erosion on slopes and hillsides.
Manhattan euonymus hedges also make a great natural backdrop for a colorful shrub border as well. Use their dark green leaves as a backdrop for brightly colored flowering shrubs and perennials. Colorful flowers tend to "pop" or stand out when planted in front of the dark green foliage of this plant.
Manhattan Euonymus also makes an incredible specimen plant when planted as a focal point throughout the landscape. They can withstand hard pruning with no burning and can be trimmed into a pyramid or ball shape or even trained along a wall as an espalier.
During mid-summer, small white flower cluster form which produces small but attractive, pink ornamental fruit in the fall.