Golden Euonymus Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus'

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An excellent choice for a colorful hedge, this evergreen shrub displays dense, bold green and gold variegated foliage on an upright growth habit. This tough shrub is adaptable to adverse conditions and tolerates poor, lean soils. Versatile and easy to care for, it requires minimal attention once established, but takes well to regular pruning.

Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Best with full sun in humid climates and afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in early spring. Prune occasionally for a tidy appearance.


Average Size at Maturity Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas A single shrub makes a big, bold statement and is better in larger gardens. It is a very reliable accent in larger evergreen landscapes with far-off planting areas. An ideal hedge, it can be sheared or left to grow into a natural form that is dense enough to make a good visual and sound barrier. As tough as they come.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean
Growth Habit Erect
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.