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Euonymus japonicus ‘Macrophyllus’

Japanese euonymus

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & November
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euonymus japonicus ‘Macrophyllus’ (Japanese euonymus). Bears glossy, large, oval, dark green leaves and small, star-shaped, green flowers in the summer, sometimes followed by round, pink fruits with orange seeds.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

China, Japan & Korea

Interest and use

Good for hedging, especially in coastal areas.

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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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