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Creeping Strawberry Bush Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Euonymus fortunei
Phonetic Spelling
yoo-ON-ih-mus ky-uh-CHOH-vih-kus
Description

Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan' is a cultivar of Euonymus kiautschovicus, also known as spreading euonymus. The parent plant is a broadleaf evergreen (or, sometimes, semi-evergreen) that matures to an 8 to 10 foot high rounded shrub. The 'Manhattan' cultivar is a smaller version of the parent, maturing to 4 to 6 feet high and 3 to 5 feet wide. The cultivar has 2 1/2 inch glossy leaves and an upright, rounded form. It was developed in Manhattan, Kansas, hence the name, and is in the staff-vine or bittersweet family. Note that it may not be evergreen in zones 5-6. In addition to the glossy green leaves, pink fruits also contribute to the ornamental features of this plant.

The 'Manhattan' cultivar is tolerant of a wide variety of soil types, except for wet ones, and will grow in full sun to partial shade. The ornamental aspects of the plant make it useful as a specimen, in foundation plantings, or as a hedge.

Insects, diseases, and other plant problems:

Most Euonymus species are prone to Euonymus scale. However, 'Manhattan' is reported to have good resistance to this scale, although it is also viewed as being less hardy than its parent plant. Anthracnose, crown gall, leaf spot, mildew and aphids can also be problems.

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Tags:
#cultivars#evergreen#shrub#semi-evergreen#ornamentals#glossy leaves#evergreen shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euonymus
    Species:
    kiautschovicus
    Family:
    Celastraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan, Eastern and Central China
    Distribution:
    Central and South-eastern United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees are attracted to the flowers.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Abundant showy pink capsules with red seeds mature from mid to late fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Insignificant
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Greenish-white flowers bloom in summer (July-August). Flowers are attractive to bees.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 1/2 inch long glossy, broad-elliptic, deep green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Description:
    Slender, green stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees