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Euonymus japonicus

Japanese euonymus

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & November
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-yellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGlossy pale green variegated with yellow

Description

Euonymus japonicus (Japanese euonymus). This is a spreading evergreen shrub, with shiny pale green and gold leaves. It will reach 3-3.5m. The flowers are pale-green and will appear in the early summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

China, Japan & Korea

Interest and use

Banks, hedging and specimen. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • 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

Mildew may be a problem.

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