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Euonymus 'Golden Harlequin'

Euonymus fortunei 'Golden Harlequin'

Also known as

Spindle 'Golden Harlequin', Evergreen Bittersweet 'Golden Harlequin'

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of the golden-yellow leaves of patio shrub Euonymus 'Golden Harlequin'

Euonymus 'Golden Harlequin' Overview

Euonymus fortunei 'Golden Harlequin' is a low-growing, mound-forming, evergreen shrub, reaching a maximum height and width of around 1m. The leaves are glossy green, mottled with golden yellow colouring. Also known by the name Spindle 'Golden Harlequin', this lovely new cultivar can be used to brighten up dull corners in just about any type of garden. It is also suited to planting as a low-lying hedge and can be used in pots for seasonal displays. It prefers poor, well-drained soil and likes a sunny position, but it also does very well in partial shade. It is extremely versatile and needs little maintenance, so is a popular choice for busy gardeners! Very little pruning is required, however it can be clipped to shape in early summer. Euonymus fortunei 'Golden Harlequin' is the preferred selling name of Euonymus fortunei 'Hoogi' (PBR) which is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems with Euonymus 'Golden Harlequin'

How to propagate Euonymus 'Golden Harlequin'


Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Special features of Euonymus 'Golden Harlequin'

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Ground cover

Pot plant

Winter colour

Other uses of Euonymus 'Golden Harlequin'

Ground cover, suitable for coastal conditions.