Euonymus Japonicus Microphyllus Pulchellus (synonymous with Euonymus japonicus Microphyllus Aureus) stands out for its striking variegated leaves. The rich yellow edging permeates the vibrant green spreading from the centre with dramatic effect, creating year-round interest in the garden. In late spring to early summer, this evergreen shrub will produce insignificant green flowers, though attractive to pollinators.
Compact, hardy, and resistant, Euonymus Pulchellus makes a great alternative to boxwood. It is an excellent choice if you are looking for a low-maintenance, tough evergreen shrub but do not want to potentially have to deal with some common Buxus diseases and issues.
Height and Spread of Euonymus Japonicus Microphyllus Pulchellus Euonymus Pulchellus is a very compact and slow-growing variety: in a period of 5 to 10 years, it will achieve a maximum height and spread of 80 to 90 cm.
How Hardy is Euonymus Japonicus Microphyllus Pulchellus? Surprisingly tough and resistant, Euonymus Pulchellus is fully hardy in the United Kingdom, even in areas with severe winters. This robust little shrub will tolerate subzero temperatures (up to -10 degrees Celsius), salt sprays, and harsh winds. It is an ideal choice for coastal gardens and exposed locations.
How To Use Euonymus Japonicus Microphyllus Pulchellus Low-growing with dense evergreen foliage, the decorative variegated Euonymus Pulchellus makes for a fantastic low hedge. Ideal for smaller gardens, these ornamental hedging shrubs tolerate clipping and trimming. so in addition to hedging, they can be shaped as topiary. Grown in pots in pairs, these shrubs make lovely doorway plants.
How To Care For Euonymus Japonicus Microphyllus Pulchellus Easy to grow and care for, Euonymus Pulchellus is a tough evergreen shrub that will thrive in most conditions. It will do well in exposed sites and coastal gardens, it tolerates shade but prefers full sun, and will happily grow in any soil as long as it is moist but well-drained. Euonymus Pulchellus responds well to clipping so it can be shaped as you please. Once established, this is a low-maintenance shrub that needs just a yearly trim to stay tidy and neat: prune into shape in spring and you are all set!