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Euonymus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, generally with superb fall color, and small flowers that give way to colorful fruits. Euonymus species range from evergreen shrubs such as Euonymus japonicus to evergreen vines such as Euonymus fortunei. Highly versatile, Euonymus are excellent for hedging, as specimen plants, for borders and screening. Easy to grow, they tolerate most soils, except waterlogged conditions and can grow in full sun to heavy shade.

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Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' (Burning Bush)

Noted for its spectacular fall foliage and very ornamental berries, Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' (Burning Bush) is a compact, medium-sized, spreading, deciduous shrub of great interest.

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Euonymus alatus (Burning Bush)

Noted for its fluorescent fall foliage and very ornamental berries, Euonymus alatus (Burning Bush) is a large, spreading, deciduous shrub of great popularity.

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Euonymus atropurpureus (Eastern Wahoo)

Noted for its very ornamental red berries and attractive fall color, Euonymus atropurpureus (Eastern Wahoo) is a very adaptable, upright, spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree.

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Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' (Spindle)

Noted for its spectacular fall foliage and very ornamental berries, Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' (Spindle) is a large, vigorous, deciduous shrub that is invaluable in the fall and winter garden.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Canadale Gold' (Wintercreeper)

Noted for its cheerful variegated foliage, Euonymus fortunei 'Canadale Gold' (Wintercreeper) is a small evergreen shrub with oval-rounded, bright golden yellow leaves splashed light green in their centers. A few tiny, inconspicuous, greenish flowers are produced in early summer.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' (Purple Wintercreeper)

Extremely hardy, Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' (Purple Wintercreeper) is an evergreen, trailing vine that quickly forms a dense, weed-smothering ground cover. It features shiny, ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves, up to 2 in. long (5 cm), which turn reddish-purple in fall and winter. A few tiny, inconspicuous, greenish flowers are produced in early summer.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' (Wintercreeper)

Noted for its luminous and attractive foliage, Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' (Wintercreeper) is a low-growing, broadleaf, evergreen shrub with a spreading habit. It forms a dense, bushy mat of glossy, ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves edged with gold and tinged pink in fall and winter.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' (Wintercreeper)

Noted for its luminous and attractive foliage, Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' (Wintercreeper) is a small, bushy evergreen shrub with rounded, glossy, deep emerald green leaves adorned with irregular white margins which can take on a pink tinge in the winter. It produces a few tiny, inconspicuous, greenish flowers in early summer.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Gold Splash' (Wintercreeper)

Noted for its cheerful variegated foliage, Euonymus fortunei 'Gold Splash' (Wintercreeper) is a low-growing, broadleaf, evergreen shrub with a compact mounding habit. It forms a dense, bushy mat of large, glossy, round, soft green leaves adorned with broad golden-yellow edges.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Goldy' (Wintercreeper)

Noted for its luminous foliage, Euonymus fortunei 'Goldy' (Wintercreeper) is a low-growing, broadleaf, evergreen shrub with a compact mounding habit. It forms a dense, bushy mat of large, glossy, round, bright chartreuse-yellow leaves. A few tiny, inconspicuous, greenish flowers are produced in early summer.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen' (Wintercreeper)

Noted for its elegant foliage, Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen' (Wintercreeper) is a bushy evergreen shrub with glossy, elongated, dark green leaves adorned with contrasting white margins. In cold weather the leathery foliage often becomes tinged with purplish pink.

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Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus Aureovariegatus' (Japanese Spindle)

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.

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Euonymus planipes (Spindle Tree)

Noted for its most dramatic foliage and very ornamental berries, Euonymus planipes (Spindle Tree) is a large, deciduous shrub that is invaluable in the fall and winter garden. Its foliage of huge, ovate, mid-green leaves turns to vibrant crimson-to-ruby red in early fall, making the whole plant glow with color. In late spring, a profusion of tiny, insignificant, star-shaped, greenish flowers appear before being replaced by masses of large, lobed, crimson-pink fruits that mature during the fall.

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