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Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Green in Summer

Foliage

Green and Yellow in Autumn, Summer and Winter
Yellow in Spring

Fruit

Pink in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

spindle 'Ovatus Aureus'

Family

Celastraceae


Euonymus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, often with fine autumn colour, and small flowers followed by colourful fruits

'Ovatus Aureus' is a bushy medium-sized evergreen shrub with oval leaves, bright golden-yellow when young, later yellow-green with a broad yellow margin; small greenish flowers maybe followed by pink fruits

Synonym(s)

  • Euonymus japonicus 'Aureovariegatus'
  • Euonymus japonicus 'Marieke'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Can get vine weevil damage on the foliage, horse chestnut scale, euonymus scale and caterpillars

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews