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Euonymus europaeus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
European euonymus
Cultivar(s):
Red Cascade
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Tough, durable plant; susceptible to scale

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:
12-30 ft.
Flower:
Non-showy 0.5 in. yellowish green flowers in mid-spring; attractive 0.5-0.75 in. pink to red fruit in fall with orange seeds
Zones:
3-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except damp
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright and narrow when young; rounded with age
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:
10-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
1-3.5 in. opposite, simple leaves; yellow-green, yellow to reddish purple fall color

NCCES plant id: 1987

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