Japanese Euonymus is a highly variable species of small to medium size shrubs. Most have stiffly upright growth habits. Leaves vary from small boxwood-like to large thick rubbery leaves. The leaves are dark green or variegated white, creamy white, to yellow. Plants tend to be rather disease prone and short-lived.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, small shrub, medium shrub, topiary
sun, partial sun
Perfect, whitish green to yellow-green, not ornamental.
Small dehiscent woody capsulescovering an aril.
2 ft to 8 ft (15 ft)
2 ft to 6 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Low Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: High Water Use
- Soil Requirements: High Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Low Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: High Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
8, 9, 10, 11
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Prone to scale, aphid, white fly, powdery mildew, leaf spot, and anthracnose infestations.