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Euonymus fortunei

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Wintercreeper euonymus, Japanese euonymus
Cultivar(s):
Silver Queen , Kewensis , Colorata , Longwood
Categories:
Groundcover, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Excellent ground cover; tends to climb if given support; juvenile and adult leaf forms

Description:
Deciduous or evergreen shrub with leaves opposite and simple; flowers small, 4-parted, greenish maroon; fruit a reddish, pink, ivory to yellow capsule splitting and showing orange-red seeds
Height:
4-6 ft.
Hardiness:
5 to 9
Foliage:
2-in. opposite, simple, paired leaves with broad, shallow, or rounded teeth; dark green and silvery white veins
Flower:
Small, non-showy, greenish white flowers; 0.3 in. pinkish to reddish fruit in fall
Zones:
5 to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to shade; range of soil types except wet
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Mounding ground cover to climbing vine
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions
Toxic Principle:
Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in mixed deciduous forests and low woodlands; weedy in disturbed areas around houses and buildings; land
Width:
1 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid

NCCES plant id: 275

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Euonymus fortunei Close up of Leaf
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