Euonymus species (Euonymus)

This group of shrubs may be evergreen or deciduous (depending on variety) in our area. Valued most for their foliage, as they have inconspicuous flowers, they are best used as a background, foundation or hedge plant. Plant in part shade, well-drained soil and water once-a-week. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels
nor deer.

  • Alatus (Burning Bush) — 10 ft. tall by 10 ft. wide; deciduous; foliage burns in hot, dry wind so plant in protected spot or part shade; red fall color; orange berries
  • ‘Compacta’ — 4-6 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; fall color; part shade
  • Fortunei — evergreen; 2 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; shrub or groundcover
  • ‘Emerald and Gold’— 6 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; green leaves with white edge
  • Japonicus — 12 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; evergreen; green or variegated leaves; cut flower filler
Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Part Shade
Height x Spread:  2-10 ft. x 6-10 ft.
Native:  No
Color:  N/A
Bees:  No
Birds:  Yes
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  Yes
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  Yes
Bloom Time:  Spring