SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
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.
Additional Common Names
JAPANESE SPINDLE, EVERGREEN EUONYMUS
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.
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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