Silver Princess Euonymus
Euonymus japonicus 'Silver Princess'
Silver Princess Euonymus foliage
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Other Names: Japanes Spindle Tree
Rich glossy dark-green foliage features bright silvery edges ; seaside salt tolerance; a great hedge plant with light dense branches that tolerate shearing for a formal appearance, or leave to its natural shape
Silver Princess Euonymus has attractive dark green foliage edged in silver. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Silver Princess Euonymus is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Silver Princess Euonymus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Silver Princess Euonymus will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.