EUONYMUS japonicus

Commonly known as Japanese spindle

Forms an excellent evergreen hedge especially in exposed conditions
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Obovate to narrowly oval, toothed, leathery leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense, bushy shrub or erect small tree.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

EUONYMUS japonicus

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Good in coastal sites and for hedging
    Pests & Diseases
    Caterpillars, vine weevil, scale insects, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    China, Japan, Korea.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Euonymus - Growing Guide
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Aureus'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Aureus'

Japanese spindle

handsome bright green leaves with central gold splash

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Duc D'Anjou'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Duc D'Anjou'

Japanese spindle

variegated shades of green and gold

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Kathy'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Kathy'

Japanese spindle

green leaves splashed & marginated white

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Albovariegatus'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Albovariegatus'

Spindle

('Microphyllus Variegatus') - compact, silver foliage

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Pulchellus'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Pulchellus'

Spindle

('Microphyllus Aureus') - compact with gold foliage

 
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