Silver King Euonymus

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Use the silvery-variegated Silver King Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King') as a very useful, showy workhorse. Let it add stunning color and texture to your landscape. Oval, glossy green leaves feature varying creamy white to silvery-white irregular margins.

With cool-toned, irregular white margins on glossy green leaves, you'll never grow tired of this elegant, year-round display! The natural growth is an upright vase shape in the early years, then it mounds naturally. It stays full and dense all the way to the ground.

Wintercreeper Euonymus has small greenish flowers in the spring that attract pollinators! By fall, Silver King produces small round pink or red capsules that split open to expose the red-orange seeds much like a Bittersweet Vine. The birds will adore these seeds, but they can become a part of the problem in some states.

This species of plant and its cultivars may be invasive in some areas in some Eastern states. Nature Hills has developed Plant Sentry™, our very own compliance software that will not allow the sale or shipment of any plant that your state has prohibited from being purchased and grown where it is restricted.

Type in your zip code in our Zone Finder above the Plant Highlights to see if we can ship into your area. If we can safely ship to you, you'll grow to appreciate the low-maintenance nature of Silver King. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 6 to 9, these taller shrubs grow 6-7 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide!

Landscape Application:

Rely on foliage plants to create the foundation of a low-maintenance landscape. Spend time planning your design to take full advantage of the natural features of your yard.

Spotlight a sloped hill, make the most of mature trees, and draw your guest's eyes to the patio, or accent offset, modern architecture! Even a wall can become a wonderful garden feature. There are many ways to get the most from your investment in Silver King.

Try them in large outdoor containers to decorate your porch, patio, balcony, or deck. Plant two as a pair, flanking either side of your front door. Use one to beautify a bare space between windows.

Silver King Wintercreeper is a perfect size for an evergreen hedge or privacy screen. The close-knit branch structure allows Silver King to become a very effective privacy screen. Use a row in your side yard, or one or two planted strategically to hide unattractive views. They make marvelous living walls of a garden room. Entertain like royalty in an open-air outdoor dining room.

Grow them in the ground, even in your toughest spots. It's certainly dramatic enough to be a focal point, but partners well with other shrubs in a mixed planting. Silver King takes shearing very well and can be grown as a formal hedge or fanciful topiary. When sheared, you'll trim off the inconspicuous blooms and fall berries.

Prune them into amusing topiary columns, cones, or curlicues as a formal ornamental exclamation point. Or, let them become a freeform "living sculpture" with incredible variegated foliage. Trim them tightly, or leave them alone to grow naturally. Either way, they'll look dazzling in the available light.

Create a memorable experience with espalier plantings. Study our blog on small space gardening to learn how to prune it flat to a flat wall or trellis. Silver King is one of the best shrubs to use for the ancient, decorative art of Espalier pruning.

Plant them four feet apart on center to create a solid hedge. Measure from the center of the first plant to the center of the next. Plant en masse or repeat them as a wonderful backdrop to flowering plants in a perennial or shrub border. Be sure to snip branches to use as a filler in cut flower arrangements.

  • Foliage Features Silvery White Margins & Green Background
  • Lustrous Leaves Look Polished
  • Gorgeous Broad-Leaved Evergreen
  • Erect Form Becomes Mounded With Age
  • Grow in Large Outdoor Containers
  • Prune into Topiary - Excellent Candidate for Espalier Against a Wall or Trellis
  • Create a Sophisticated, Silvery Hedge & Showy Structure Shrub

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Silver King shines in sun or partial shade, and you'll want to give it at least four hours of sunshine for the best coloration. Silver King makes an excellent plant for hot, dry climates. It thrives in poor soils, and won't lose leaf color in direct sun.

Well-drained soil is best, in fact, Silver King does very well in rocky, thin soil without much preparation at all. They'll handle poor soil and Euonymus are water-wise once their roots are established in your soil.

We do recommend mulching the root system with a three-inch layer. Pull the mulch back six inches from the stems. For the first season, apply a medium amount of water on a regular schedule. Let the surrounding area become saturated, to encourage the growth of a deep root system. Container-grown plants need consistent supplemental water their entire life.

Prune in early spring to shape or keep it smaller. You can even train it up as a tree-form, or shear into a geometric topiary for an architectural accent. Keep it tightly manicured, or give it a light shaping. Try it in different ways in subsequent years. You might be surprised to find you prefer a looser look. Silver King is a durable plant. It can be grown in pollution, and urban environments and can tolerate salty shore conditions.

  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Can Be Sheared or Pruned Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Tolerates Salt, Heat Tolerant & Easy Care

Brighten up your landscape with one or more Silver King Euonymus shrubs. Add these classy broad-leaved evergreens to your landscape for structure, texture, and year-round color. Order Silver King Wintercreeper Euonymus today!

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

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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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.

From To S&H
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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Silver King Euonymus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Color Green, White
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring