Trying to figure out what type of a large bush this is. Has green blossoms...

Asked August 14, 2019, 6:22 PM EDT

Trying to figure out what type of a large bush this is. Has green blossoms and my bees love it

Cuyahoga County Ohio

1 Response

Hi there,
It's a little difficult to identify a plant without seeing the whole specimen, but yours does look familiar to me. Maybe because it might be the same as one I have in my yard, and my mother has in hers. They are flowering right now, the flowers are a whitish-green, and yes, the bees do love them. This is one image of Manhattan Euonymus I found that you can compare it to: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Flandscapeplants.oregonstate.edu%2Fsites%2Fplantid...
This is a fact sheet on the cultivar "Manhattan" from the University of Connecticut: http://hort.uconn.edu/detail.php?pid=171
Joe Boggs of Ohio State Extension had a funny reply to a writer asking about the flies being drawn to her Manhattan Euonymus - read to the end of this link: https://bygl.osu.edu/node/1101. But contrary to the writer's inference, I did read that the cultivar was discovered in Manhattan, Kansas, and not named for Manhattan, New York City.
About the only problem that I know of with this variety of Euonymus is that it can get scale, but it is less susceptible than other types. It takes well to pruning and provides a good screen. Enjoy.