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Euonymus kiautschovicus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Spreading euonymus
Cultivar(s):
Manhattan
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Not as susceptible to scale as other euonymus; foliage often burns in winter; flowers attract bees and flies. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

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:
8-10 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves with bluntly fine teeth; 2-3 in. long; often discolors in winter
Flower:
0.3 in. greenish white flowers borne in loose, erect 1.5-4 in. cymes in summer; pink fruit capsule contains orange-red seeds in fall
Zones:
5 to 8
Habit:
Evergreen to semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except wet; does best with moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Informal; open; rounded; broad spreading shrub
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:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1551

Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan' E. kiautschovicus in landscape, center left
Photo by Maggie and her camera, CC BY-NC-2.0
Euonymus kiutschovicus 'Manhattan' E. kiautschovicus foliage
Photo by Maggie and her camera, CC BY-NC-2.0