Silver King Euonymus
Formal Variegated Beauty Silver King Euonymus
- Foliage Features Silvery White Margins on Green Background
- Lustrous Leaves Look Polished
- Gorgeous Broad-Leaved Evergreen
- Erect Form Becomes Mounded With Age
- Showy Structure Shrub
- Create a Sophisticated, Silvery Hedge
- Can Be Sheared
- Grow in Large Outdoor Containers
- Prune into Topiary
- Excellent Candidate for Espalier Against a Wall or Trellis
- Sun or Partial Shade
- Heat Tolerant
- Drought Tolerant Once Established
- Tolerates Salt
- Easy Care
Rely on foliage plants to create the foundation of a low-maintenance landscape. Spend time planning your design to take full advantage of natural features of your yard.
Spotlight a sloped hill. Make the most of mature trees. Draw your guests eyes to the patio; or accent offset, modern architecture. Even a wall can become a wonderful garden feature.
Use the silvery-variegated Silver King 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, Silver King shines in sun or partial shade. You'll never grow tired of this elegant, year-round display!
Silver King Euonymus is a perfect size for an evergreen hedge or privacy screen. 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.
In some areas, Euonymus does "too well." Nature Hills abides by the local, state and federal regulations on invasive plant materials, using Plant Sentry™ to block shipments to keep communities safe.
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.
Silver King makes an excellent plant for hot, dry climates. It thrives in poor soils, and won't lose leaf color in direct sun.
The natural growth is an upright vase shape in early years, then it mounds naturally. It stays full and dense all the way to the ground.
Prune 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.
Brighten up your landscape with one or more Silver King Euonymus shrubs. Order today!
How to Use Silver King Euonymus in the Landscape
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.
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.
Plant two as a pair, flanking either side of your front door. Use one to beautify a bare space between windows.
Grow them in the ground, even in your toughest spots. They'll take full sun and poor soil and are water wise once their roots are established in your soil.
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.
Trim them tightly, or leave them alone to grow naturally. Either way, they'll look dazzling in the available light.
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.
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.
Repeat them as a wonderful backdrop to flowering plants in a perennial or shrub border. Be sure to snip branches to use as filler in cut flower arrangements.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Grow Silver King Euonymus in full sun or partial shade. You'll want to give it at least four hours of sunshine for the best coloration.
Well-drained soil is best. In fact, Silver King does very well in rocky, thin soil without much preparation at all.
We do recommend mulching over 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 growth of a deep root system.
Container-grown plants need consistent supplemental water their entire life. Mulch them, as well.
After the plant is established in your landscape, it will tolerate periodic drought. Please protect your investment with water during extended drought.
Prune in early spring. Keep it tightly manicured, or give it a light shaping. Try it 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 urban environments, and can tolerate salty shore conditions.
Add these classy broad-leaved evergreens to your landscape for structure, texture and year-round color. Order Silver King 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Euonymus japonicus 'Silver King'|
|Mature Height||6 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Medium, then Low|
|Foliage Color||Green, White|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|