Euonymus kiautschovicus Manhattan
(E. kiautschovicus, formerly E. patens) Celastraceae
Manhattan Spreading Euonymus
- Broadleaf evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, 4-6(8) ft [1-2(2.5) m] high and 5 ft (1.5 m) wide, dense, upright branches. Leaves simple, opposite, broad-elliptic to elliptic-oblong, somewhat leathery, about 6.5 cm long and 3 cm wide, margin serrated, glossy dark green. Flowers (mid-summer) greenish-white, 4-parted, 8 mm wide, in loose, erect clusters, attract bees and flies. Fruit fleshy capsule, pink (fall).
- Sun to light shade. Used as a informal hedge, screens, or in mass plantings.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5) 6 Species native to Japan. E. k. Manhattan is supposedly hardier than E. japonica, but in Corvallis it drops more leaves in winter and the remaining leaves are yellow-green.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of hedge along the east side of the Radiation Center parking lot on Jefferson Ave.