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Euonymus japonica 'Aureo Variegata' is a hardy evergreen shrub with glossy, leathery green edged yellow variegated leaves. The leaves have a scalloped edge. The flowers are small and inconspicuous. It is a reliable, tough and fast grower which can be used as a hedge or topiary plant, screen plant or as an accent shrub. It does well in large containers if fed and watered regularly.
Euonymus can handle a wide range of growing conditions, but do best on a fertile, moist, well drained soil. They are naturally dense growing and tidy plants if left unpruned, but they can be maintained at any desired height and shape with regular trimming. Mulching will keep weeds down and help to condition the soil. Frost and salt tolerant.
All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied in the warmer months.