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Euonymus japonicus Microphyllus


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No longer available to buy online – available at the garden centre in a 3 litre pot. Currently around 30cm high.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: We don’t believe the height of our hedging plants to be of huge importance when we make them available for sale. In fact we trim all of our hedging plants several times a year to promote a bushy plant, that will be ready to form a decent hedge right away. Height isn’t everything – a ‘leggy’ specimen wouldn’t be the kind of plant that you want for a hedge. A trimmed one with multiple shoots, will establish as a hedge much more quickly, and we therefore believe shape and bushiness to be real signs of quality, rather than current plant height.

A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Euonymus japonicus Microphyllus hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).

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Product Description

Euonymus japonicus Microphyllus is an evergreen, densely bushy, rounded shrub with dark green leaves. A great alternative to Buxus (prone to box blight and other pests and diseases), it can provide a great low screen or box hedge when plants are positioned next to each other.

Low maintenance, with a compact growth habit, this variety will reach only a maximum of 1m/3.3ft tall and wide eventually, spreading right to ground level.

It is well suited to trimming to a desirable shape, making maintenance very easy indeed. Variegated gold leaf highlights and small greenish-white flowers in early summer offer added interest.

Hardier than some Euonymus varieties it is an excellent option for hedging, or in and around borders.

It grows well in shady areas (or in sun), in a fertile well drained soil, but is also tolerant of a coastal position where salt spray and poorer soils are common. It should be watered regularly particularly whilst establishing, and in warmer temperatures — it prefers moist conditions but definitely not waterlogged/swamp-like. It’s close relative, Euonymus japonicus can also be found on our ‘coastal bench’.