The Q&A Archives: Golden Euonymus In Big Pots?

Question: Can I grow Golden Euonymus in big pots or planters? What type of fertilizer should I use?

Answer: Golden Euonymus can reach 6' in height and 3' wide, so if you have a large enough planter, it should be just fine. Use something the size of a half-whiskey barrel to make sure the roots have plenty of room to spread out. Something the size and weight of a half-whiskey barrel will be heavy enough to keep your Euonymus from tipping over in the wind. Fill the container with potting soil, plant your Euonymus, then water it well.

Plants growing in containers generally need to be watered more frequently than the same plants growing in the ground. Be sure to water thoroughly each time you water, so that air pockets do not form in the root mass.

Fertilize your Euonymus in early spring and again in mid-summer, using a liquid fertilizer diluted according to label directions. Liquid fertilizers will not burn the roots or build up in the soil the way granulated fertilizers can.

Best wishes with your new plants!

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