In temperate climates, these deciduous or evergreen shrubs, small trees, ground covers or evergreen climbing vines are valued for their foliage and form. Use larger types as landscape plants, and prune to shape and control growth. Fruits are colorful, with pink, red, orange or yellow hulls. Their orange seeds attract birds. Flowers are inconspicuous. All grow in most soils. Some evergreens tolerate city and coastal conditions and are hardy in cold and hot climates. Water moderately until established. Prune to shape at any time.

John Derrick
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Golden Euonymus (Euonymus Fortunei) Image

This cold-hardy, upright, dense shrub has large dark green, golden-margined leaves. Small greenish-white flowers usually followed by round pink fruits. Tolerates high temperatures, wind and salt spray.

Additional Classification Data

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus
Species: Fortunei
Cultivar: Aureo-marginata

Hardiness Zones

USDA Zone 5b: to -15 °F

USDA Zone 6a: to -10 °F

USDA Zone 6b: to -5 °F

USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F

USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F

USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F

USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F

USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Plant Height

Height 2-3 ft.

Height 3-4 ft.

Height 4-6 ft.

Light Exposure

Light - Full Sun

Growth Rate

Rate - Fast

Rate - Moderate

Published/Updated on: 01-20-2021