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Euonymus japonicus 'Pierrolino' (Japanese Spindletree)

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Plant description

euonymus japonicus japanese spindle pierrolino 2

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Euonymus 'Pierrolino' is a small and compact growing shrub with attractively variegated foliage. The leaves are leathery and glossy dark green splashed with white, the new growth being more white and aging to green. It grows to a metre high and wide, making it suitable for low hedging and for borders, also great for containers and for topiary work. Grows in sun to partial shade, and in most soil types. The flowers are insignifiant. Very easy care, responds well to pruning to shape. Frost tolerant.

All parts of the plant will cause discomfort if eaten, and may cause skin irritation on contact.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Pests

Scale, caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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