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Boxleaf Euonymus

Boxleaf Euonymus

Regular price $6.80 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Boxleaf Euonymus, scientifically known as Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus', is a compact, evergreen shrub valued for its small, boxwood-like leaves, dense growth habit, and versatility in the landscape. This cultivar of the Japanese Euonymus is popular for formal gardens, low hedges, and as a foundation planting, offering year-round greenery and structure to garden designs.

Growing to about 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, Boxleaf Euonymus forms a neat, rounded shape with small, glossy, dark green leaves that are tightly packed along the stems. The foliage's fine texture and rich color make it an excellent choice for creating contrast with larger-leafed plants or adding visual interest to mixed borders.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, 'Microphyllus' thrives in well-draining soil and is relatively drought-tolerant once established, making it suitable for a range of garden settings. It can tolerate a variety of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils, as long as they are well-drained. This shrub is also notable for its resistance to pests and diseases, contributing to its low-maintenance appeal.

In landscaping, Boxleaf Euonymus is often used for topiary, as it responds well to pruning and can be shaped into formal designs, balls, or low hedges. Its compact size also makes it suitable for container planting, where it can provide greenery on patios, decks, and other outdoor living areas.

Overall, Boxleaf Euonymus is a versatile and attractive evergreen shrub, ideal for gardeners looking to add structure, texture, and year-round color to their landscapes. Its ease of care, adaptability to pruning, and drought tolerance make it a popular choice for a variety of garden styles and designs.

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