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Moonshadow Euonymus

Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow'

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Moonshadow Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow') at Chalet Nursery

Moonshadow Euonymus foliage

Moonshadow Euonymus foliage

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Moonshadow Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow') at Chalet Nursery

Moonshadow Euonymus

Moonshadow Euonymus

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Wintercreeper Euonymus

Description:

A compact mounded shrub or climber featuring shiny yellow evergreen leaves all season long; a superb color accent for almost any garden application

Ornamental Features

Moonshadow Euonymus has attractive green-variegated yellow foliage. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain yellow throughout the winter. It produces pink capsules from mid to late fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Moonshadow Euonymus is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Moonshadow Euonymus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Moonshadow Euonymus will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features