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EvergreenObovate to narrowly oval, toothed, leathery leaves to 2cm (¾in) long.
HedgeIdeal for hedging
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 sunShelter from cold winds.
EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Albovariegatus'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowCan be used as a substitute for box. Good for coastal locationsPests & DiseasesCaterpillars, vine weevil, scale insects, powdery mildew, leaf spot.Place of originJapan, Korea, China.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSuitable for small gardens
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver variegated
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)