Planting a Euonymus Microphyllus hedge is a great alternative to planting a Box hedge and has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many people prefer it to Box for a number of reasons, not least of all its slightly darker colour. Euonymus does not suffer from Box Blight and Box Moth Caterpillar making it a useful Box alternative. These 30-40cm plants are all grown in a 2lt pot and therefore come with an established pot full of roots to give your plants the best chance of quick and successful establishment.
A Euonymus Microphyllus is evergreen and produces a mass of small 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 an increasingly popular option for planting in many formal gardens as it clips well and retains its shape.
Euonymus is slow growing and you should only expect around 15cm (6 inches) of growth a year. It will need clipping annually to encourage it to thicken out to make a dense hedge. Euonymus clips extremely well and can be used to make very tight shapes.
The plants shown in the picture are spaced at 5 plants to the linear metre which is the correct distance for planting out and will give immediate effect.
A Euonymus hedge will grow well in most soil types, and is tolerant of shade and full sunshine, however we recommend that planting compost is used to give your Euonymus hedge plants the best chance of establishing well in their first few years after planting.
More information about planting a Euonymus Microphyllus hedge can be found on the Euonymus hedging category page. We usually stock a range of different sizes of container grown plants throughout the year.