EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Albovariegatus'

Commonly known as Spindle

('Microphyllus Variegatus') - compact, silver foliage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Obovate to narrowly oval, toothed, leathery leaves to 2cm (¾in) long.
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • 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
    Shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Albovariegatus'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be used as a substitute for box. Good for coastal locations
    Pests & Diseases
    Caterpillars, vine weevil, scale insects, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Japan, Korea, China.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • 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
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    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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