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Euonymus fortunei

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yoo-ON-ih-mus for-TOO-nee-eye
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Description

Invasive species in the southeast.  Ground cover with showy leaves 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

More information on Euonymus.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#invasive#weedy#salt tolerant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#invasive#weedy#salt tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euonymus
    Species:
    fortunei
    Family:
    Celastraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Salt
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    0.3 in. pinkish to reddish fruit in fall; dehiscent capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Description:
    Small, non-showy, greenish white flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Crenulate
    Dentate
    Denticulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-in. opposite, simple, paired leaves with broad, shallow, or rounded teeth; dark green and silvery white veins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt
    Problems:
    Invasive Species
    Poisonous
    Weedy
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems