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Japanese Spindle

Euonymus japonicus

Also known as

Japanese euonymus

Arbre méditerranéen - euonymus japonicus by Enr-v (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

5 to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Japanese Spindle Overview

Euonymus japonicus is an evergreen shrub or small tree that has great autumn colour. The foliage is dark green with glossy, leathery leaves that have slightly toothed edges. The flowers are a greenish-white and in autumn orange fruit hangs from pink seed coverings. Euonymus japonicus - also known as Japanese Spindle - is a bushy, medium-sized shrub that likes well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. It is drought tolerant so it can cope with periods of dryness. It can be used for hedging.

Common problems with Japanese Spindle

How to propagate Japanese Spindle

Cuttings

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Japanese Spindle

Autumn colour

Drought resistant

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

Other uses of Japanese Spindle

Banks, hedging and specimen. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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