Euonymus × kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
Common name: 
Manhattan Spreading Euonymus
u-ON-i-mus ki-atch-OV-i-cus
E. kiautschovicus
E. patens
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.
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  • plant habit, spring following much winter defoliation

    plant habit, spring following much winter defoliation

  • leaves, spring

    leaves, spring

  • spring shoots, comparison

    spring shoots, comparison

  • plant habit, summer flowering

    plant habit, summer flowering

  • flowers and leaves

    flowers and leaves

  • flowers


  • plant habit, fall fruiting

    plant habit, fall fruiting

  • leaf and fruit, fall

    leaf and fruit, fall

  • plant habit, winter

    plant habit, winter