(Japanese Euonymus, Sunny Delight® Spindletree)
Popular in gardens since Victorian times, Japanese spindletree is a dense, oval to pyramidal, broadleaf evergreen native to eastern Asia. Somewhat slow growing, it eventually forms a large shrub or small tree. The lustrous leathery oval leaves look great year-round. Small yellow vinegar-scented flowers appear in late spring to early summer followed by rose-hued fruits that open to reveal orange-red seeds (arils). Most cultivated specimens bear little or no fruit. Many cultivars are grown, including...
James H. Schutte
(Japanese Euonymus, Silver Princess™ Japanese Euonymus)
Popular in gardens since Victorian times, Japanese spindletree is a dense, oval to pyramidal, broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree native to eastern Asia. Resembling variegated common boxwood in its small, white-rimmed, deep-green leaves and its dwarf upright habit, Silver Princess™ looks great year-round. The leaves and habit are both slightly larger than those of the cultivar 'Microphyllus Albomarginata'. Insignificant yellow vinegar-scented flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Like...
(Japanese Euonymus, Silver King Japanese Spindletree)
The large to medium-sized Japanese spindletree ‘Silver King’ is an exceptional variegated form. The eye-catching upright, bushy, evergreen shrub is also tough and can withstand heat and short bouts of drought. The elliptical leaves are glossy and very dark green with broad irregular edges of ivory and pale yellow. They densely clothe the branches and will add bright color to any winter landscape. Small yellow vinegar-scented flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Like most Japanese spindletree...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Creeping Strawberry Bush, Spreading Euonymus)
This underused large semi-evergreen shrub is a vigorous tough plant for the landscape. It is an adaptable shrub that's found in a wide range of habitats across its country of origin, China.
The glossy leaves are oblong, deep green and densely cover the broad rounded shrubs. In summer many clusters of small creamy green flowers appear, which develop into pink fruits that open to show bright orange arils in fall.
Provide spreading euonymus a sunny location with well-drained average soil....
(Creeping Strawberry Bush, Manhattan Creeping Strawberry Bush, Spreading Euonymus)
The extra hardy 'Manhattan' is more compact and has a neater, more rounded form than your average spreading euonymus. It was discovered in Manhattan, Kansas, which testifies to its cold hardiness. It is an adaptable shrub that's found in a wide range of habitats across its country of origin, China.
The glossy evergreen leaves are oblong, deep green and densely cover the broad rounded shrubs. In summer many clusters of small creamy green flowers appear, which develop into pink fruits that...
(Running Euonymus, Running Strawberry Bush)
Quickly growing with its low, sprawling, bright green stems, running strawberry bush produces magenta fruits and attains a fall foliage color palette of maroon, pink and purple. A deciduous shrub with prostrate stems that root when they touch soil, it is native to eastcentral North America from the Great Lakes to the Tennessee River in moist and dry woodlands. This species is not susceptible to the scale that plagues more others in Euonymus.
The perfectly rounded oval leaves are tapering...
(Korean Spindle Tree)
Perhaps the most elegant and prettiest of all Euonymus, the Korean spindle tree's arching stems bear beige green flowers in late spring and then long-stemmed red fruits that look like cherries. A small deciduous shrub from Korea, eastern China, Taiwan and Japan, it is an upright shrub with spreading, sprawling branches. The bark is smooth and deep brown.
The leaves are thickly paper-like and rich emerald green, shaped like a pointed tongue with tiny scalloped edges. In late spring to...
(Cork Spindle Tree, Cork Tree, Corky Burning Bush, Winged Spindlebush)
Amazingly winged with wide strips of thin corky wings on its upright branches, cork spindle tree also bears light green flowers, rosy magenta fruits and attains brilliant red foliage in autumn. This rounded but upright shrub is native to central China's dry woodland slopes.
The leaves are tapering light to medium green ovals with tiny scalloped edges. In late spring to midsummer, marble-sized light green flowers appear on thin stems from the branches, attracting insects. The rounded fruits then...
Hemp agrimony is a pretty perennial with attractively shaped leaves, colorful stems and butterfly-attracting flowers in summer and early fall. Considered a European wildflower, this plant is also native to extreme northern Africa and western Asia. The compound leaves have between three to five leaflets arranged in a hand-like shape, resembling cannibis. By mid to late summer, the reddened stems support the dark pink, lavender or reddish flowers at their tips. Rarely an all-white flowering plant can...