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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Oct 31, 2016 5:57 AM CST
I got an eunymus and wan tho keep it indoors. I know it is a plant for the outdoors so I'm going to take a stem cup, plant it in a pot and put it outside. (I can put pots outside but can't sow plants in the soil.)
Now here is the question: the put (with the soil) it came in is very heavy, heavier than other pots I have of a similar size. Does this mean it needs a special dense type of soil?
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 31, 2016 7:02 AM CST
Rez said:I got an eunymus and wan tho keep it indoors. I know it is a plant for the outdoors so I'm going to take a stem cup, plant it in a pot and put it outside. (I can put pots outside but can't sow plants in the soil.)
Now here is the question: the put (with the soil) it came in is very heavy, heavier than other pots I have of a similar size. Does this mean it needs a special dense type of soil?


The eonymous that I know are shrubs 8' tall and 5' wide and would never survive even a huge pot, LOL! Actually, I would like to know about smaller ones.
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Oct 31, 2016 7:22 AM CST

use good quality lightweight potting mix for your cutting.
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Oct 31, 2016 7:39 AM CST
The one I have is only a foot tall, yet. Doesn't the size of the container dictate how big the plant can grow?
Name: stone
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stone
Oct 31, 2016 7:40 AM CST
Rez, do you know what type of euonymus you have?
Most types should grow fine in a large pot... Don't know about indoors, though....

I have a couple of different euonymus varieties growing in the dry sand in extreme drought at my house... They seem fine.

There are Japanese types that are positively aggressive, and I don't think it matters how you treat them...

So... If you would tell us what specific type you have.... Maybe we could better advise you.

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sallyg
Oct 31, 2016 7:51 AM CST
or post a picture.
The pot size will limit the plant to some degree. Some are naturally creepers with small leaves, others want to be huge bushes (I have some of each ). There are deciduous native ones, and there is Euonymus alatus, the well known 'burning bush' that should be fiery red all over about now.
Euonymus is the genus, within that there are many species with different characteristics.
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 31, 2016 7:59 AM CST
sallyg said:or post a picture.
The pot size will limit the plant to some degree. Some are naturally creepers with small leaves, others want to be huge bushes (I have some of each ). There are deciduous native ones, and there is Euonymus alatus, the well known 'burning bush' that should be fiery red all over about now.
Euonymus is the genus, within that there are many species with different characteristics.


My burning bushes are Euonymus? I never realized that. Thank You. I just thought the euonymus were the big variegated leaf shrubs. Learn something new every day!

Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Oct 31, 2016 8:25 AM CST
I think it is a golden euonymus, it has shiny green and yellow leaves. I check when I get back home.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 31, 2016 8:45 AM CST
Rez said:I think it is a golden euonymus, it has shiny green and yellow leaves. I check when I get back home.


That's the one I have. I didn't know there were others. Lack of reason to research... *Blush*
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greene
Oct 31, 2016 11:05 AM CST
Since many people grow euonymus as bonsai, yes, you can grow a euonymus in a pot. You will need to pay attention to watering, fertilizing, pruning, etc. more so than with an in-ground plant.

To grow a euonymus in a pot the planting medium should be a well-drained potting soil - not yard soil.

Good luck. Thumbs up
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Nov 7, 2016 8:23 PM CST
It's been doing alright after a week but its leaves have turned darker. I guess this is because of not getting enough light?
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sallyg
Nov 13, 2016 7:49 AM CST
The one you bought was probably intended to be planted outside. It should survive winter in Virginia.
It's just not clear whether you are now talking about your cutting, or the plant you bought...
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