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Euonymus japonicus

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Photo Locations: UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Many varieties available, some with variegated foliage. Can be clipped as a hedge. Easy to grow, but susceptible to mildew.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Japan, Korea, and China.

Family: Celastraceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 6 - 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Glossy Medium to Dark Green or White, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.

Beige or Gray Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Light Green, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 20; H1.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales, Spider Mites and Thrip, Armillaria, Powdery Mildew and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values


Hedged or Topiary.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Euonymus japonicus Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 21, 2018.
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