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Euonymus cornutus var. quinquecornutus

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & October
  • Height1.25m to 2m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPurple-green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euonymus cornutus var. quinquecornutus. This deciduous, spreading shrub produces lance-shaped, dark green leaves and small, purple-green flowers are borne in the summer. Distinctive, pink fruits with orange-red seeds appear after flowering.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

W China

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour and fruits also used for flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need sun or semi-shade in any well drained soil. If grown in full sun, soil for evergreen species should not be very dry.

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be attacked by caterpillars and some species are susceptible to mildew.

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