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Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus'

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus (yoo-ON-ih-mus) (Info)
Species: japonicus (juh-PON-ih-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureo-marginatus

Synonym:Euonymus japonica var. aureomarginata

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative 12junes On Dec 19, 2014, 12junes from Severna Park, MD wrote:

My neighbor has a hedgerow of this plant. I never see any wildlife in it. It throws off shoots from limbs that touch the ground and it is hard to get rid of once established. When there are so many more beautiful choices, why choose this one?

Positive zehera On Jul 3, 2011, zehera from Eatonville, WA wrote:

Euonymus japonicus was growing on my property when I purchased my home. We live fairly close to Mt Rainier. Our soil is full of sulfur and is all rock and clay. It's hard to get anything to grow (besides invasive blackberries and scotch broom) without completely replacing the soil. The shrub has grown more beautiful every year in poor soil and constant rain. We're trying to root cuttings, hoping it will compete with the interlopers Highly recommend.

Positive Opoetree On Sep 20, 2009, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

Planted Euonymus japonica 'Aureo Variegata' when we moved to our new house in Oak View, CA 22+ years ago. It has done well in freezing cold and 100+ degree heat, needing minimal care. It's variegated hues are quite artistic and it definitely commands its own corner of the yard with a certain kind of easy grace.

Positive pokerboy On Aug 28, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is quite a drought tolerant plant once established. It produces great foliage all year round. This plant is easily propagated by cuttings that root readily. Will grow in poor clay soil. pokerboy.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Dewey, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Calistoga, California
Fallbrook, California
Inyokern, California
Oak View, California
Cordele, Georgia
Royston, Georgia
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Crofton, Kentucky
Hammond, Louisiana
Baltimore, Maryland
Staten Island, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
Souderton, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Toone, Tennessee
Eatonville, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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