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PlantFiles: Scarlet Euonymus
Euonymus sachalinensis

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus (yoo-ON-ih-mus) (Info)
Species: sachalinensis (saw-kaw-lin-YEN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Euonymus planipes

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Mar 13, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is usually a single-trunked tree-like plant, generally not getting much over 8 feet at maturity. It's grown for its showy eye-level display of colorful fruits in September-October---big crimson-purple parachute-shaped seedpods with orange-scarlet seeds hanging from them. Excellent red fall color, too.

An easy, tough, adaptable, long-lived, low-maintenance shrub/tree for full sun and well-drained soil. A good border plant. It seems to be immune to Euonymous scale.

The flowers are ornamentally insignificant.

This plant can sometimes self-sow here, but it isn't weedy. I haven't seen it spread to natural areas. I've seen it growing in Z5b where it shows no winter dieback.

This may be confused in commerce with E. planipes, which is a different species with a shorter, shrubbier habit.


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

Washington, District Of Columbia
Baltimore, Maryland
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Hilliard, Ohio
Spencer, Virginia

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