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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.50 to 0.75 feet
|| Rarely flowers
||easy to grow
Planting and care
1. Mildew and scale eat it up.2. The foliage often reverts to green, so you wind up with a bush that, s half green and half yellow.3. The garish foliage is about as subtle as a working girl, s wardrobe.
Euonymus Japonicus 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
|| -10 to 0F
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Euonymus Japonicus special feature
Euonymus japonicus Happiness is a relatively dwarf evergreen and its special feature is its foliage.
Euonymus Japonicus uses
- Euonymus japonicus is a popular ornamental plant for parks and gardens
- 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
- Culinary uses include: candying and kumquat preserves, marmalade, and jelly
- They can Euonymus japonicus aurea-variegata