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Euonymus fortunei var. radicans

Evergreen bittersweet

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & November
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euonymus fortunei var. radicans (Evergreen bittersweet). This is a prostrate, shrubby climber with stems about 1m long, From early to mid-summer it will bear greenish white flowers on the branching, non-clinging adult stems.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea

Interest and use

Ground cover

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species, most usually relevant for the plant in view


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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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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