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Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’

Evergreen bittersweet

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & November
  • Height1.5m to 5m
  • Spread1m to 1.75m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades and green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ (Evergreen bittersweet). This is a large shrub that will slowly climb against a wall, the leaves are variegated and it will produce small cream flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea

Interest and use

Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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