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Euonymus maackii

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Euonymus bungeanus
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This winter hardy deciduous plant can be grown as a shrub, with significant pruning, or as a small tree. It can grow as high and wide as 25 feet, therefore, location should accommodate the mature size. It's attractions are as a specimen, a windbreak, hillside, site entrance, large native area, or commercial or industrial parks. Fall leaf colors may be muted, depending on location but are often in the yellow brown range.Tree offshoots can invade into undesirable areas in certain parts of North Carolina, especially if near roadsides or woodlands and the tree is unattended. The tree is semi-evergreen because leaf drop is late and often only a few weeks before spring leaves begin.

This plant has poison characteristics. Illness results only after eating large quantities of any part of the shrub/tree. See below.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen#hardy#sun#deciduous#fall color#small tree#understory#songbirds#poisonous#fall interest#year-round interest#part shade#seed pods
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#sun#deciduous#fall color#small tree#understory#songbirds#poisonous#fall interest#year-round interest#part shade#seed pods
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euonymus
    Species:
    maackii
    Family:
    Celastraceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East Siberia to China to Japan
    Distribution:
    Throughout south, southeast
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds
    Edibility:
    Not for humans.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Capsules open to 4 lobed bright red seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The flower is a small inconspicuous 0.3 in. yellowish-green color blooming in mid-spring. The capsule holding the berry is pink and seeds are in the pink orange range.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaf is 2 to 4 inches long and spherical in shape. It is a light to medium green and turns color in the fall to pinkish or yellow or brown. Sometimes red.
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    High corky ridges.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Through ingestion. Poisonous symptoms: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, weakness, chills, and coma. TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Ingesting large amounts of any part of the plant can result in poisoning. CHILDREN may be attracted to fruits in fall. No part of this plant is edible, including seeds.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots