Euonymus ‘Green Spire’ (Euonymus ‘Green Rocket’) is a small, evergreen, bushy, compact, dark green shrub with small, ovular, glossy leaves. It is incredibly versatile, with an upright habit, a steady growth rate of up to 20cm per annum making it a perfect Box (Buxus sempervirens) substitute. It is suitable for low dividing hedges or topiary.
Euonymus ‘Green Spire’ (Euonymus ‘Green Rocket’) is not susceptible to blight or caterpillar and is perfectly situated in most free draining soils, whether it be sand, clay or loam and is unfussy about the pH. ‘Green Spire’ grows best in full sun but can survive light shade and prefers to be sheltered from strong winds.
Euonymus ‘Green Spire’ (Euonymus ‘Green Rocket’) is fully hardy within the UK with an RHS hardiness rating of H6, meaning it can survive temperatures down to -15C to -20C. ‘Green Spire’ is suited to many types of garden, including: City and Courtyard gardens, costal, cottage and informal, banks and slopes and patios.
In relation to maintenance, Euonymus ‘Green Spire’ (Euonymus ‘Green Rocket’) should be pruned immediately after flowering in late spring to early summer. If left unpruned it can reach 1m in height and 0.5m in width.
Euonymus ‘Green Spire’ is poisonous to horses, only in large quantities.
- 10-20cm per anum
- 1m high
- 0.5m width
- Prune straight after flowering in late spring to early summer
- RHS hardiness rating of H6, meaning it can survive temperatures down to -15C to -20C
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