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Euonymus japonicus 'Aureomarginatus'

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yoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus
Description

Japanese Euonymus is a dense, bushy, rounded shrub with evergreen foliage and variegated leaves. This shrub is grown for the foliage as the flowers are insignificant. It is tolerant of a wide variety of soils and will grow in full sun to dappled shade. It will grow up to 10 feet tall and tolerates pruning.

Use this shrub as a hedge, a specimen, in foundation plantings or even topiary.

Problems:  Euonymus scale and powdery mildew can be a problem. Additional insects: mites, leaf miner, aphids, mealybugs and crown gall. Potential diseases include witches’ broom, stem dieback, and fungal leaf spots.

More information on Euonymus japonicus.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Walkway at the Park
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#partial shade#showy leaves#variegated leaves#dappled shade#topiary#dense#foundation planting#rounded#evergreen shrub#hedge
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#partial shade#showy leaves#variegated leaves#dappled shade#topiary#dense#foundation planting#rounded#evergreen shrub#hedge
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euonymus
    Species:
    japonicus
    Family:
    Celastraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    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
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Pink
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    The pink fruits are capsules with red arils, mature in fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Greenish-white flowers in flat cymes in June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Variegated opposite, leathery, glossy leaves are up to 3 inches long and ovate to obovate in shape. Tips are rounded and base is tapered. May revert back to green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Pool/Hardscape
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Pollution
    Poor Soil
    Salt
    Problems:
    Frequent Insect Problems