This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Japanese euonymus, Wintercreeper euonymus
- Silver Queen , Kewensis , Colorata , Longwood
- Groundcover, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Excellent ground cover; tends to climb if given support; juvenile and adult leaf forms. This plant is frequently damaged by deer and is highly salt tolerant.
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
Seed: Dehiscent capsule
- 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
- 4-6 ft.
- 5 to 9
- 2-in. opposite, simple, paired leaves with broad, shallow, or rounded teeth; dark green and silvery white veins
- Small, non-showy, greenish white flowers; 0.3 in. pinkish to reddish fruit in fall
- 5 to 8
- Sun to shade; range of soil types except wet
- Medium to fine
- Mounding ground cover to climbing vine
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions
- Toxic Principle:
- Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
- 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
- 1 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
NCCES plant id: 275