Euonymus Japonicus - Plant
Description for Euonymus Japonicus
Japanese Spindle Tree is an evergreen shrub growing to 4.5m by 2m, native to Southern Japan. The shrub habit is oval to rounded, more densely foliated in sun than in shade. It is a fast grower, so is typically used as a hedge or screen, and it is well-adapted to the seaside since it is salt tolerant.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|euonymus||greenish white||Rarely flowers||0.50 to 0.75 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
These shrubs, the species of which hail from Japan, are excellent choices for Sydney gardens, as they look good every day of the year and get better and better as each year passes.
It looks effective grown near to golden foliage shrubs such as the Duranta shown in the photo above. I also like to grow yellow flowers nearby to echo the variegation of its leaves:
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||-10Â° to 0Â°F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Euonymus Japonicus
- 1. Mildew and scale eat it up.2. The foliage often reverts to green, so you wind up with a bush thatâ€™s half green and half yellow.3. The garish foliage is about as subtle as a working girlâ€™s wardrobe.
Typical uses of Euonymus Japonicus
Special features: Euonymus japonicus Happiness is a relatively dwarf evergreen and its special feature is its foliage.
Culinary use: Culinary uses include: candying and kumquat preserves, marmalade, and jelly. They can Euonymus japonicus aurea-variegata .
Ornamental use: Euonymus japonicus is a popular ornamental plant for parks and gardens
Medicinal use: The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use, mainly as a medicine. It has been cultivated in Russia and Spain for the latex contained in the root[.