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Evergreen bittersweet

Euonymus fortunei

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

2.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Euonymus fortunei
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Evergreen bittersweet Overview

Euonymus fortunei is a prostrate or mound-forming evergreen shrub with small, oval, slightly leathery leaves. The foliage is often variegated - the bright/dark green contrasted with white or - sometimes very bright - yellow/gold. Sometimes the leaves can be tinged with pink. It rarely flowers. There are many cultivars of Euonymus fortunei, all of which like poor soil. Preferring a sunny position, they also do well in partial shade. They need little maintenance but with support and minimal training, they will climb quickly up walls and through trees, often brightening up a dark corner.

Common problems with Evergreen bittersweet

How to propagate Evergreen bittersweet

Cuttings

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Evergreen bittersweet

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Winter colour

Hedge plant

Other uses of Evergreen bittersweet

Ground cover, suitable for coastal conditions.