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A picture of a Euonymus 'White Spire'

Euonymus 'White Spire'

Euonymus japonicus 'White Spire'

Also known as

Japanese Spindle 'White Spire''

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Euonymus 'White Spire'

A close up of the grey-green and creamy white variegated leaves of Euonymus 'White Spire'
A close up of the grey-green and creamy white variegated leaves of Euonymus 'White Spire'

Euonymus 'White Spire' Overview

Euonymus japonicus 'White Spire' is a beautiful compact variegated shrub that is ideal for almost any site. The grey-green oval leaves have creamy-white margins, providing all-year-round colour and interest. They prefer a sunny area but will tolerate shade. Also known as Japanese Spindle 'White Spire', this plant can sometimes be found listed as Euonumys 'White Spire'. Preferring a sunny spot in sheltered locations, this evergreen will grow in most soil conditions. New stems and foliage can appear without any variegation, prune these out completely. If being grown as a hedge or screen, these plants can be clipped after the last frost, and again in late summer. It is good practice to mulch and feed plants after pruning. This cultivar 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 'White Spire'

How to propagate Euonymus 'White Spire'


Special features of Euonymus 'White Spire'

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Winter colour

Hedge plant

Other uses of Euonymus 'White Spire'

This low maintenance plant suits being included in planting schemes for Urban courtyard spaces, Coastal locations, Informal cottage styles, Cut-flower patches [foliage plant]