The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Celastraceae.

Euonimus japonicus Common name(s): Japanese spindle tree
Euonimus Genus Euonimus includes about 175 species deciduous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen shrubs, trees, and climbers from woodland and thickers in Asia. Euonymus japonica is a foliage shrub. There are several varietis, differing in the distribution of green and yellow (or white) on the leaves. Euonimus
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth. Keep cool in winter. Bright, indirect light or some sun. Water liberally from spring to autumn. Water moderately in winter. Mist leaves ocasionally. Take semi-ripe stem cuttigs in summer. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe.

User-submitted additions and corrections:

Oregon, USA
19th Sep 2008
There is an Euonymus bush here in southwest Oregon that goes red and green in early fall, quite beautiful. I do not know the specifics, but it IS euonymus.
Colorado, USA
23rd May 2010
I dug up three very mature euonimus shrubs, each about 4 ft. high from a friends yard.It was very difficult to get much of a root ball due to the small opening surrounded by concrete. I had to cut some roots over an inch in diam.,many fine ones were saved. I transplanted the shrubs in my garden over two weeks ago during cool, damp weather, they wilted a little,then perked up. They're growing strong now! I believe they are E.japonicus, non-variegated, pretty commonly seen.
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