Moonshadow Euonymus

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Your Moonshadow Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow') is an adorable little shrub with a lot to offer for its diminutive size! Its broadleaf evergreen nature ensures that you'll enjoy its appearance year-round, and the decorative foliage will provide an added benefit over other small evergreens in your landscape!

When you see your Moonshadow, you'll immediately notice the foliage. Each oval, serrated leaf features a yellow center framed by glossy green. When the foliage is young, the yellow has a more muted appearance, darkening with age. This gives your Moonshadow a somewhat multi-toned appearance that will be a stand-out for your summer landscape!

Spring has tiny little greenish-yellow blooms that the pollinators will seek out, but they won't be that showy. When fall arrives, your Moonshadow stems turn red and the foliage takes on a pink tone. This dense, compact, and evergreen shrub tends to stay low and compact, with a somewhat rounded habit.

Planting and Application:

Moonshadow Euonymus is an evergreen shrub or creeper with ornamental foliage. Plant several as a low hedge, or just one as an accent for your perennial bed. These would also do well as container plants for your front porch.

Unlike some other varieties, Moonshadow will form a slow-growing mat that won't need to be pruned often to maintain its form. Create lovely little low hedges and garden-defining edging! Replace more troublesome hedging plants like Boxwood and Privet without having to shear and prune them to keep them in check.

Run a ribbon of color as a facer plant along your foundation planting or before an older hedge that may be getting leggy and have bare stems, covering them up with two-tone beauty. Shear into little balls and pot them up in fancy planters for a formal effect year round!

  • Beautiful Broadleaf Evergreen Foliage
  • Unique Glossy Two-Toned Color
  • Pinkish Fall Color
  • Small, Dense & Compact
  • Great Container Plant, Edging, Facer Plants & Year-Round Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Growing throughout a wide range of USDA growing zones from 5 to 10, Moonshadow is tolerant of most soil conditions (except overly moist), and grows in the sun or even a touch of shade. Plant in a well-drained location with regular moisture access. Once established, your shrub will become fairly drought-tolerant. These compact little gems won't need much maintenance and can be sheared or left to grow naturally after that first flush of growth in the spring. All plants love mulch around their roots.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Prune In Spring
  • Virtually Pest & Disease-Free & Deer Resistant

For a low-maintenance evergreen shrub with exquisite foliage color year-round, it's hard to find a better plant than the dwarf Moonshadow Euonymus. No matter how limited your space, there's always room to enjoy some of Moonshadow's special beauty.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Moonshadow Euonymus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Insignificant Yellow
Foliage Yellow
Fall Color Evergreen, Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring