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(euonymus fortunei)

2 varieties of Euonymus fortunei emerald n gold and moonshadow

Euonymus plant comes in 175 different varieties which include everything from dwarf shrubs up to 15 feet tall trees and even climbing vines.

They are favoured for their attractive foliage and their stunning autumn color. Some of these plants even have unique fruits, and seed pods.

They are available in a huge range of colour and size. You can get them as deciduous plants or evergreens.

Whether you need them for

  • ground cover
  • border plants
  • hedges
  • specimen plants

This plant will have you covered.

Pruning Your Euonymus

Pruning your plant can be done anytime to keep its shape and size but I wouldn’t cut the plant back a lot until it is dormant. It will just stress the plant out.

There are many types to choose from. Here are a few I sell:

A Burning bush with bright red leaves in autumn.Burning Bush

(Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’) – This is a smaller version of the Burning bush shrubs but still hold the same characteristics as the larger shrub with the bright green leaves in spring and summer and fabulous bright red leaves in the fall.

Maxing out at 8 feet tall and 10 feet tall but can be pruned to a smaller size.

Boxwood ShrubBoxwood Shrub

(Buxus) – This is an excellent choice for a hedge, topiary, or border shrub. Growing to about 3-4 feet tall, you can prune them in many different ways to fit into your landscape design.

It's a very slow grower, growing in full sun to light shade.

Emerald n Gold Winter CreeperEmerald n Gold Winter Creeper

(Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n Gold') – A moderate grower to about 2 feet tall and spreading up to 5 feet, this makes for a great ground cover plant.

Grown in full sun to full shade it's an easy plant to care for.

Emerald Gaiety EuonymusEmerald Gaiety

(Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') – green and white variegated leaves maxing out around 2 - 3 feet in 10 years. Very slow growing.

Stems will root where they touch the ground and they will even climb if they have support.

Moonshadow EuonymusMoonshadow

(Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow') – deep dark green variegated leaves with yellow centers and becomes pinkish in winter; it will quickly reach 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

Use as a hedge, border or even in container gardens.

These are great choices for hedges, borders, stand alone specimens, and more with year round interest. Which one is your favourite?

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