• 20949 US Highway 17 N Hampstead, NC 28443

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Sky Pillar Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Sky Pillar'

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Sky Pillar Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus 'Sky Pillar') at Pender Pines Garden Center

Sky Pillar Euonymus foliage

Sky Pillar Euonymus foliage

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Japanese Spindle Tree


This is a stunning evergreen shrub with deep green glossy foliage that is dense and fast growing; it has a very narrow, columnar growth habit that makes it excellent for hedging and border applications; tolerant of salt spray

Ornamental Features

Sky Pillar Euonymus has dark green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The glossy oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sky Pillar Euonymus is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Sky Pillar Euonymus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary

Planting & Growing

Sky Pillar Euonymus will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden  Topiary 
Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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