Euonymus



Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

This remarkable and slow-growing shrub from China and Japan is relatively inconspicuous in summer, but suddenly becomes a highlight in autumn when the foliage catches fire with brilliant crimson tints. These are most vivid in full sun, although it grows reasonably well in shade. The summer flowers are insignificant, but they are followed by attractive purple and red fruits which split open to form four winged lobes with a bright orange seed at the centre. 'Compactus' is a smaller and denser variety, and will make a fine informal hedge.

Height: 5 ft.
Width: 2-4 ft.
Water: Moist but well-drained soil
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4





Euonymus alatus 'Fireball®'
 
Improved selection of compact burning bush with tighter branching and superior hardiness. Burning Bushes derive their common name from their bright red fall foliage colour. Other varieties of burning bush may experience die-back during harsh winters; Fireball experiences no winter damage. The slightly more compact habit makes it a better fit in the landscape than other varieties, which may reach up to 10 feet in height.

Height: 5-7 ft.
Width: 5-7 ft.
Water: Moist but well-drained soil
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4





Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

A compact shrub. Pretty white and green variegated leaves. Likes to lean against walls or cascade off a patio deck. Evergreen.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Water: Water regularly until well established
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





Euonyus fortunei 'Emerald & Gold'

A hardy evergreen with golden and green variegated leaves. Can be trained to climb or to spill over a bank. Responds well to shearing.
 
Height: 2 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Water regularly until well established
Exposure
: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





Euonymus fortunei 'Interbolwi' Blondy®

Bold dark green and bright yellow evergreen foliage. Bright yellow stems. Tidy, mounded habit. Low maintenance. Drought resistant.
 
Height: 1.5 - 2 feet
Width: 1.5 - 2 feet
Water: Average water needs
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow'

Deep green leaves have a large, bright yellow blotch in the center. A great groundcover or low hedge. Also useful for cascading out of containers. Evergreen.
 
Height: 3 feet
Width: 5 feet
Water: Needs regular watering
Exposure: Partial to full sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Euonymus japonicus 'Green Spire'

Tidy, compact upright evergreen shrub with rounded, dark green foliage. Performs very well as a hedge or border. Maintains a rich, green colour throughout the year. Sometimes used instead of boxwood.
 
Height: 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Water regularly until well established
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6