Euonymus japonicus ‘Green Spire’ is a narrow, upright, fast-growing shrub that makes an excellent hedge. It is evergreen and has glossy, dark green leaves that make a stunning impact in the landscape. Green Spire is perfect for tight spaces where privacy is needed but little space is available.
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About Green Spire Euonymus
Euonymus Japonicus is Prized for its emerald-green, glossy, evergreen foliage (even in the middle of winter) as well as its narrow and upright habit, Green Spire is a wonderful hedge choice for warm, coastal areas such as Texas and Florida. It is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9. It is generally very easy to grow and maintain.
With optimum water and fertilizer, Green Spire can grow up to 1 foot per year, with almost all of the growth reaching straight upright. A slow-release fertilizer in early spring is perfect to encourage strong spring growth. At maturity, it can easily be maintained at 10 feet tall by 2 feet wide. It responds very well to hard pruning, making it one of the best ideal hedges.
Euonymus Green Spire grows well in full sun to nearly full shade, requiring only a few hours of sunlight per day. It has moderate drought resistance but does not like overly wet soil. Make sure your planting area is well-draining, but provide weekly water in dry times once established.
Planting Green Spire Euonymus Tree Pots
Planting Green Spire Euonymus tree pots as a hedge is simple, and how you space them depends on how tall you want your hedge to become eventually. For a 2’ tall hedge, space your tree pots 9” apart, on center (meaning from the center of the truck of each plant). For a 3’ or taller hedge, space the plants 12” apart on center. For more information on planting tree pots, click here.
Top Qualities of Green Spire Euonymus
- Evergreen with dark, glossy leaves
- Tall, narrow habit
- Fast growth rate
- Salt and wind tolerant
- Grows in full sun to full shade