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  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Japanese spindle

RHS award of garden merit
7.5 litre pot £69.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of tiny, green flowers in May and June and oval, dark-green leaves with broad, golden-yellow margins. The flowers are followed by spherical, pink-tinged, white fruit. This dense, bushy, evergreen shrub is a valuable hedging plant for coastal or urban areas. Although it tolerates dry shade, it performs best in well-drained soil in full sun.

  • Garden care: Tip prune young plants in mid to late spring to encourage bushy growth and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Remove any plain green-leaved shoots as soon as they appear, cutting them back to the origin.
    • Harmful if eaten
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