Sunny Delight® Boxleaf Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus var. microphyllus 'Moncliff'

Item 3512


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

This handsome, compact shrub adds a formal appearance and striking color to shrub borders. Dark green leaves are narrowly edged in yellow. Plant in front of larger, green-leaved shrubs for dramatic contrast. Brightens perennial beds and pathways. Perfect as a minimal care, low hedge. Evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
Botanical Name: Euonymus japonicus var. microphyllus 'Moncliff'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: Green
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Mediterranean ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: An excellent golden hedge plant for edging high profile planting areas. Use along the lawn in foundation planters to create definition either sheared or left natural. Perfectly sized to flesh out barren areas in front of old shrubs with bare legs. Add to shrub borders for year around golden balls of light that add color to all green compositions. Use in small groups in naturalistic plantings or in the Japanese style to nestle rocks and boulders or around the trunks of larger trees. Habit works well in modern landscapes for reoccurring elements in a sparse ground plain. Plant in beautiful pots in pairs to flank steps and entries, or use more to encircle the base of garden art or fountain.

Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Best with full sun in humid climates and afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in early spring. Prune in late winter to shape.


Euonymous earned the common name "spindle tree" for its unique stems and branching patterns which combined with flexibility became vital for spindle making in European cottage textile industries.

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