All Things Gardening forum: Do you water a deciduous plant in winter?

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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Jan 22, 2017 10:57 AM CST
My golden euonymus that is potted and indoors had lost all its leaves. I think it is still alive and it's lost it leaves because it is not a perennial. But should I still water it or wait till spring?
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Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Jan 22, 2017 12:06 PM CST
Rez, if it were me, I'd water it sparingly throughout the winter.
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San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Jan 22, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Golden euonymus is planted outdoors here year round, but our winters are milder. Does not go deciduous here and right now with our rainiest winter, it gets it all. So I think you need to adjust and give it more light and some water too while indoors.
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GA (Zone 7b)
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Jan 22, 2017 12:23 PM CST
Golden Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus') is a hardy, evergreen shrub in zones 6 and warmer.
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Jan 22, 2017 3:04 PM CST
The database lists Golden Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-Marginata') as an evergreen, perennial.
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Jan 22, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Oops! I'm in zone 7a and I don't see any euonymus (or hardly any other shrub) with its leaves on at this time.
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Jan 25, 2017 1:22 AM CST
Yeah, some Euonymus are deciduous in Zones 6/7. They're not "supposed" to be, but they are!
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Feb 6, 2017 11:47 AM CST
If I have a plant that looks dry, I water it. even in the winter. I just look at it, and think If I were this plant, would I want a drink? if it looks like that, then it needs some moisture, not a lot probably, but some. Don't water so that it is saturated or soggy and I always water on a mild type day where it won't freeze right away. Give it some time to absorb and use the water before it freezes. Mulch is nice in the winter to hold moisture and keep from drying out. We have had a really dry winter here and I actually watered all my hostas yesterday.

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