Euonymus japonicus is usually just referred to as Euonymus.
Why should I plant Euonymus hedging?
Euonymus hedging is an extremely good small hedging plant which has become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to Box hedging. It is evergreen and produces a mass of small dark green leaves and grows well in many situations. It produces a thick hedge suitable for garden borders and for demarcating separate parts of gardens. Euonymus is increasingly found in many formal gardens as it clips well and retains its shape.
How tall will Euonymus grow?
Euonymus are best grown as a small hedge and are commonly grown to create hedges of 1-3ft (30-90cm) in height.
How quickly will a Euonymus hedge grow?
Euonymus is slow growing, which is one of the many reasons it is favoured for making small hedges. Although it is marginally faster growing that Box hedging, you should only expect your hedge to put on about 15cm (6 inches) of growth a year. When your Euonymus hedge has reached its desired height it should be kept trimmed to encourage it to thicken out and make a denser hedge.
When should I clip or trim a Euonymus hedge?
A Euonymus hedge will need to be clipped annually in the spring or autumn as you would with any other hedge.
How far apart should I plant a Euonymus hedge?
We recommend that Euonymus should be planted at 5 or 6 to the metre in a single row. Careful preparation of the planting site is important. See section below on how to look after your Euonymus hedge after planting.
How do I look after my Euonymus hedge after planting?
Although Euonymus plants are tolerant and will put up with most soil types, we recommended that the planting soil is mixed with compost to give the plants the best environment to grow in for their first year. After planting, your Euonymus hedge should be watered regularly during its first year to give it the best chance of survival and this is especially important if your hedge is being planted in the drier summer months.
How do I water my Euonymus hedge?
It is important to water a newly planted Euonymus hedge regularly if planting during the drier warmer months of the year. For watering, we recommend using leaky hose (sometimes described as porous pipe) which can be connected to your existing hose pipe and will slowly leak water onto the roots of your hedge in a controlled manner to ensure that it soaks in and your hedge becomes properly watered. Leaky hose is cheap, easy to install and very effective. See our Accessories page for more details on leaky hose.
Is Euonymus tolerant of different soil types?
Euonymus will tolerate almost all soil types (except very waterlogged soils) making it very versatile.
Does Euonymus like full sun or shade?
Euonymus will grow well in full sunshine and is also shade tolerant making it very versatile to different situations and can grow well under taller trees.
We usually stock a selection of different sizes of pot grown Euonymus hedging throughout the year.
For more information on our availability of Euonymus hedging or if you have any questions or queries about existing Euonymus hedges or need advice about planting a new Euonymus hedge, please call us on 01252 714552 or email [email protected]