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Euonymus japonicus Green Spire Shrubs for Sale Online
Evergreen Euonymus Green Spire or Box-Leaved Euonymus make for a great low-growing privacy hedge or buffer screen around utilities and air conditioning units. These shrubs are a great replacement plant for boxwoods due to having the same leaf shape and evergreen qualities.
Euonymus Green Spire will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of up to 2 feet. It grows at a fast rate and, under ideal conditions, can be expected to live for approximately 30 years or more.
These hardy shrubs perform well in both full sun and part shade. They are very adaptable to both dry and moist locations and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. Additionally, these Evergreen plants are highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
Euonymus Green Spire is a suitable substitute for boxwoods in areas of the country that are experiencing problems with Boxwood Blight. Green Spire shrubs can be planted directly into the areas where the infected boxwoods have been removed from with no waiting period. These can be trimmed or pruned into the same shapes and sizes as the boxwoods they are replacing. As an added bonus, Euonymus have a faster growth rate than boxwoods so they will be quicker to fill in the affected areas.
|Broad leaved evergreen shrub
|Full sun to part shade
|Densely branched, columnar
|Prune in spring or as needed to maintain shape
|Any well drained soil
|Water well until established
|Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass
How to Care for Euonymus Green Spire
Before you buy an Euonymus Green Spire Shrub, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant an Euonymus Green Spire Shrub?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Euonymus Green Spire plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Euonymus Green Spire to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted.
How do I water Euonymus Green Spire Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Euonymus Green Spire a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. You’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’ve been well established. We like to tell folks that when watering Euonymus or any plant for that matter its best not to water the foliage of the plant. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I fertilize Euonymus Green Spire?
Plants such as Euonymus Green Spire grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Euonymus favors nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. Euonymus Green Spire benefits from an fertilizer which can help raise the acid level of the soil such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. When selecting a fertilizer for your Euonymus Green Spire, if the soil Ph is not an issue a simple balanced fertilizer can be used such as Tree-tone. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect.
How do I mulch Euonymus Green Spire?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Euonymus Green Spire with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.