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Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus Aureovariegatus' (Japanese Spindle)

Japanese Spindle 'Microphyllus Aureovariegatus', Boxleaf Euonymus 'Microphyllus Aureovariegatus', Japanese Spindletree 'Microphyllus Aureovariegatus', Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus Aureas Pulchellus', Euonymus japonicus 'Pulchellus Aureovariegatus'


Noted for its cheerful variegated foliage, Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus Aureovariegatus' (Japanese Spindle) is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with small, yellow-rimmed, deep-green leaves. A few tiny, inconspicuous, yellow flowers are produced in late spring and early summer, which are rarely followed by fruits. Adding four season color in the landscape, this shrub is very versatile and may be used for massing or for a spot of color in the border.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) with a spread of 1-2 ft. (30-60 cm).
  • A full sun to full shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Watch for Euonymus scale, vine weevil, leaf spot and powder mildew.
  • Extremely versatile, Japanese may be used for beds and borders, as a groundcover, massed on banks and slopes to control erosion or as a foundation plant. Ideal for coastal plantings or as a specimen or accent. Great for containers too!
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Euonymus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Euonymus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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