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Manhattan Euonymus overview

Manhattan Euonymus

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Better Than a Boxwood!

Manhattan Euonymus is a lush, green, fast growing Euonymus that might remind you of a Boxwood but on steroids.  Growing twice as fast as a boxwood, use this as a robust growing hedge.  Manhattan can be sheared more formally and kept at most any size if you like.  They make excellent formal hedges that can be used to enclose a rose garden or form the outer walls of a garden room. 

Rounded, shiny green leaves stay on the plant year-round as it is a broadleaved evergreen even up into hardiness zone 5.  They can be grown in full sun through full shade which opens the door to many uses in the landscape.  There are not many plants that can be grown successfully in either sun or shade. 

Left untrimmed, they get six or eight feet in height and about five feet across in the natural form and very quickly because of the fast growth rate.  The flowers are small and typically inconspicuous but the pinkish fruits will remind you on the fruit on a bittersweet vine and it very showy. 

Your Manhattan Euonymus is an excellent candidate for an informal hedge making a great backdrop for a perennial border in sun or shade.   A Manhattan hedge will also make a great natural backdrop for a colorful shrub border as well.  They also make incredible specimen plants that can be sheared into a pyramid or even trained along a wall.

In warmer climates, Manhattan Euonymous are used very successfully in containers and can be sheared in to many interesting forms.  An excellent and elegant plant that branches right to the ground unlike many other hedge plants which can be leggy an open at the bottoms.

In n zone 5, you should be careful to keep the plants sited out of western and northern exposed winter winds.  Manhattan is shallow rooted and will love additional moisture in hotter regions during the growing season to keep it happy. 

Overall, Manhattan Euonymus is a very versatile and useful plant in so many different aspects in the landscape. It will make a striking addition to your landscape, especially in the winter.  Order yours today!

* Super-fast growing
* Excellent informal hedge that branches right to the ground
* An outstanding formal plant when sheared for hedges both small or large
* Elegant dark green foliage all year long
* Beautiful pink fruit capsules are very showy


Manhattan Euonymus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 6 feet
Mature Spread 6 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Fall Color Evergreen