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Euonymus Manhattan for Sale Online
Euonymus Manhattan grows fast and can be expected to live for approximately 30 years or more under ideal conditions. Euonymus Manhattan performs equally well in full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will thrive in inner-city environments. Euonymus Manhattan makes an excellent manicured privacy hedge or an informal screen to block out utility equipment or air conditioning units.
Since Euonymus Manhattan performs well in dry and moist locations, it can be used almost anywhere in the landscape. Due to its extensive root system, this plant is used to stop soil erosion on slopes and hillsides. Manhattan euonymus hedges also make a great natural backdrop for a colorful shrub border. 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 is also a 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 clusters form small but attractive pink ornamental fruit in the fall.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Densely branched, spreading|
|Foliage:||Dark green evergreen leaves|
|Flower Color:||Small white flowers that produce pink berries|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in spring after flowering|
|Soil Condition:||Any soil condition|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Privacy screen, hedge, or focal point|
How to Care for Euonymus Manhattan
After you purchased your Euonymus Manhattan Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant thrives happy and healthy!
How do I plant Manhattan Shrubs?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Euonymus Manhattan plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. 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 Manhattan 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. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I water Euonymus Manhattan Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Euonymus Manhattan 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 Manhattan?
Plants such as Euonymus Manhattan grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Euonymus Manhatt favors nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. Euonymus Manhattan 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 Manhattan, if 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. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If you choose to use chemical fertilizers on your Euonymus Manhattan, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year in the spring is probably the simplest solution. A fast release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the summer. Don't fertilize Euonymus Manhattan after August in the North. Fall is the time for Euonymus to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, a late summer into September application would be about right. As mentioned one spring application of a balanced fertilizer should more than suffice. The amount of chemical fertilizer used per plant will vary with the size of the plant and it's root system. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization.
How do I mulch Euonymus Manhattan?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Euonymus Manhattan 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.