The Q&A Archives: boxleaf vs greenspire euonymus

Question: Is the boxleaf euonymus and the Greenspire euonymus the same plant? I need a replacement for a 2 foot boxleaf I planted with 5 others several years ago. The only one I've been able to find says boxleaf on the tag but it's already 2-3 feet tall so I think it must mislabeled at the nursery.

Answer: Boxleaf Euonymus and Greenspire Euonymus are one in the same plant. There are genetic variations, though, so you may not be able to find an exact match. I would recommend choosing the smallest specimen you can find and pruning it to match your other plants.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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