Euonymus Japonicus is a family of attractive, evergreen shrubs (sometimes grown as small trees) originating from the Far East. Euonymus flowers in summer producing tiny green-white flowers but it is for its pinkish-orange autumn fruit that it is prized. It is widely grown as a decorative plant in Europe where it is sometimes known as Japanese Spindle.
The variety Euonymus Japonicus Mediopicta Luna is a striking variegated evergreen shrub. The small, oval-shaped leaves are narrow and green at the ends and an eye-catching creamy yellow in the centre.
Euonymus Japonicus Mediopicta is easy to cultivate. It is very disease resistant and tolerates both low and high temperatures. It will grow in most soils except soils that are highly acidic. Euonymus Japonicus are salt tolerant, hence they perform well in coastal areas.
It prefers a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. Once planted, give it plenty of water until it settles in.
Euonymus Japonicus is a versatile plant and they react well to clipping and shaping. Grow it as a dense shrub in a border or a standalone bush or train it to grow up a wall or a trellis. Euonymus Japonicus is very often used to form attractive low hedges.