High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Silver Queen Euonymus
Euonymus japonicus 'Silver Queen'
Silver Queen Euonymus foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5
Other Names: Japanes Spindle Tree
Rich glossy dark-green foliage features bright creamy-white variegation and toothed edges; seaside salt tolerance; a great hedge plant with light dense branches that tolerate shearing for a formal appearance, or leave to its natural shape
Silver Queen Euonymus has attractive dark green foliage edged in white. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Silver Queen Euonymus is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Silver Queen Euonymus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Silver Queen Euonymus will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
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 average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.