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Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Aureomarginata'

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Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus 'Aureomarginata') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus foliage

Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus foliage

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Japanese Spindle Tree

Description:

Rich glossy dark-green foliage features wide yellow margins; seaside salt tolerance; a great hedge plant with light dense branches that tolerate shearing for a formal appearance, or leave to its natural shape

Ornamental Features

Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus has attractive dark green foliage edged in yellow. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary

Planting & Growing

Gold Variegated Japanese Euonymus will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Topiary 
Applications
Foliage Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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