Euonymus × kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
Manhattan Spreading Euonymus
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, 4-6(8) ft [1-2(2.5) m] high and 5 ft (1.5 m) wide, dense, upright branches. Leaves simple, opposite, broad-elliptic to elliptic-oblong, somewhat leathery, about 6.5 cm long and 3 cm wide, margin serrated, glossy dark green. Flowers (mid-summer) greenish-white, 4-parted, 8 mm wide, in loose, erect clusters, attract bees and flies. Fruit fleshy capsule, pink (fall).
- Sun to light shade. Used as an informal hedge, screens, or in mass plantings. conditions.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5) 6 Species native to Japan. The 'Manhattan' cultivar was discovered in Manhattan, Kansas. It is supposedly hardier than E. japonica, but in Corvallis E. k. 'Manhattan' drops more leaves in winter than E. jaconica and the remaining leaves are yellow-green.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of hedge along the east side of the Radiation Center parking lot on Jefferson Ave.