Euonymus alatus nanus
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald and Gold'

Family: Celastraceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 3 to 10 feet
Spread 3 to 6 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen, deciduous
Growth rate Slow to moderate
Interests Fruit, foliage
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None
Hardiness 4
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to very lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour
Flower season Mid spring
Flower size Insignificant
Foliage colour Green, purple, red, yellow, yellow variegated, white variegated
Fruit colour Purple, red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Medium

Euonymus are shrubs which can either be deciduous or evergreen. Evergreen forms are grown for their colourful, often variegated foliage. Deciduous forms have bright berries and autumn leaf colour. Flowers are insignificant.

Euonymus cope well and any well-drained soil, even thin chalk. They are hardy down to around zone 5.


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