Euonomous Green Rocket is a beautiful dark green hedging plant with glossy oval shaped leaves that grows in Full sun & Part Shade  Grows Approx 1.5m tall x 1.0m wide and is perfect for gardens and or container planting

Euonymus japonicus Green Rocket

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Euonymus japonicus 'Green Rocket' is a compact, upright evergreen shrub prized for its glossy foliage and vertical growth habit. Native to Japan, this cultivar is valued for its ornamental appeal and versatility in a variety of landscaping applications in Australian gardens.

Height and Width

  • Height: Typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 2 meters when mature.
  • Width: Spreads out to a width of about 60 to 90 centimeters.

Soil Type

  • Soil Preference: 'Green Rocket' prefers well-drained soil with a loamy or sandy texture. It can tolerate a range of soil pH levels, from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, but performs best in fertile, humus-rich soil.

Plant Description

  • Foliage: The plant features glossy, dark green leaves that are oval to elliptical in shape and arranged in opposite pairs along the stems. The foliage is evergreen, providing year-round color and texture to the landscape.
  • Growth Habit: 'Green Rocket' has an upright, columnar growth habit with dense branching and a narrow form. It maintains a compact, tidy appearance without the need for extensive pruning, making it an excellent choice for formal hedges, borders, or specimen planting.

Flower Description

  • Flowers: Euonymus japonicus produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spring to early summer, but they are not particularly showy or ornamental. The flowers are typically greenish-white in color and may go unnoticed amidst the foliage.

Cultivation and Care

  • Watering: Provide regular watering during the establishment period to encourage deep root development. Once established, 'Green Rocket' is moderately drought-tolerant and requires minimal supplemental watering, except during prolonged dry periods or hot weather.
  • Sunlight: 'Green Rocket' prefers partial to full sun. It thrives in bright, sunny conditions and can tolerate some shade, particularly in hot climates or during the afternoon sun.
  • Temperature: Euonymus japonicus is well-suited to the Australian climate and thrives in a wide range of temperatures. It can withstand heat, drought, and moderate frost once established.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to maintain shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and promote airflow within the canopy. 'Green Rocket' responds well to regular pruning and can be shaped into formal hedges or topiary specimens.
  • Fertilising: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser formulated for evergreen shrubs in spring to promote healthy growth and lush foliage.

Additional Notes

  • Pests and Diseases: 'Green Rocket' is relatively resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to scale insects, spider mites, and fungal diseases such as powdery mildew in certain conditions. Monitor regularly and treat promptly if issues arise.
  • Uses: Ideal for use as a formal hedge, border, screen, or specimen planting in gardens, parks, and landscapes. 'Green Rocket' adds structure, texture, and year-round color to outdoor spaces, providing a versatile and low-maintenance option for landscaping.