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Boxleaf Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus'
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Evergreen shrub grows with a dense, compact habit. Small, shiny green leaves are similar in appearance to those of boxwood leaves. Makes an excellent screening shrub or low hedge.

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  • Landscape Size: 1'-2' tall, 1'-2' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low 
  • USDA Zone: 6a
  • Growth Habit: Dense, Compact
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Waterwise, Cold Hardy, Year-Round Interest, Easy Care

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Requires good drainage and air circulation. Feed in spring when new growth begins to appear with a tree and shrub fertilizer. Prune to shape in spring or as needed.



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