Golden Euonymus

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Golden Euonymus, Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureo-marginatus’, has deep green glossy leaves with yellow edges. It is considered a broadleaf evergreen shrub. They are used along foundations, as single specimens and as privacy hedges. They are typically more green in winter and spring. The variegated leaves become more prominent in summer and fall. It can tolerate many soil conditions and once established is drought tolerant. They can also be used as a hedge.

Golden Euonymus Care

Plant in well-drained soil. Water twice a week until established; roughly 6 weeks. Fertilize once a year. This vigorous grower can be pruned or sheared at anytime.

Golden Euonymus  Spacing

Plant 4’ apart for hedges as measured from the center of each planting hole. For foundation plants or in the shrub border, plant 7 to 8 feet apart.

Botanical Name: Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureo-marginatus’
Average Height: 6 – 8 feet
Average Width: 4 – 6 feet
Sunshine Full sun, partial sun
Grow Zones: 6 to 9

Grow Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Golden Euonymus lose its leaves in the winter?

Variegated Euonymus

No. The Golden Euonymus is a broadleaf evergreen that will retain its leaves throughout the year.

How fast does the Golden Euonymus grow?

The golden Euonymus is considered a moderate to fast grower growing 13-24 inches per year.

Can the Golden Euonymus grow in full shade and full sun?

Yes. The Golden Euonymus does well in any sun or shade exposure. It can even be grown indoors.

How far apart should you plant the Golden Euonymus?

For a seamless hedge, plant the Golden Euonymus 2-2.5 feet apart, for a row with space in between plant them 3+ feet apart.

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