Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow' is a unique, variegated variety of wintercreeper. This evergreen shrub is beautiful and bold. This plant stands out in the landscape and begs to be noticed.
Deep green leaves appear to be kissed with a paintbrush smudge of yellow in the center. This variegation is unique and hearty. It adds a distinct look that is almost reminiscent of butterfly wings. The Moonshadow is a great plant to add a bit of excitement to a subdued, existing landscape. Only reaching 2 to 3 feet tall and up 5 feet wide at maturity this colorful shrub can fit in just about any spot.
The Moonshadow Euonymus is great for adding pops of color to mixed beds, low hedges, and borders. For big, bold impact try this euonymus in mass plantings. This evergreen plant even looks beautiful in containers. With its spreading and cascading habit the Moonshadow Wintercreeper makes a stellar groundcover too.
This variety is cold hardy, even growing into zone 4. Plant your Moonshadow Euonymus in full sun to part sahde. These tough shrubs are adaptable to any soil that drains well. Once established this shrub is drought tolerant. The Moonshadow Euonymus has excellent pest and disease resistance.
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|Grows in Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow'|
How To Care for your new Moonshadow (Wintercreeper) Euonymus
Moonshadow Euonymus grows in full sun to part shade. These hardy shrubs are adaptable to any soil that drains well. After planting be sure to water deeply 1-2 times per week in order for this euonymus' roots to grow properly. Once established this shrub is drought tolerant. Watering is generally only needed in periods of extreme drought. Applying 2-3 inches of mulch will help protect the roots in extreme temperatures and keep the soil moist. There is no need to prune this shrub. If you prefer a manicured look, prune any time of the year. Fertilize with a balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring. If your soil is poor, fertilize in fall as well. The Moonshadow Euonymus has excellent disease and pest resistance.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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