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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Butterscotch'
Butterscotch Japanese Euonymus, 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. Selected for its dwarf rounded habit and its small bright yellow new leaves, the cultivar 'Butterscotch' looks great year-round. Mature leaves are yellow with green centers. Small yellow vinegar-scented flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Like most Japanese spindletree cultivars, 'Butterscotch' does not fruit.
This relatively cold-tender shrub tolerates a wide range of growing environments including clay and acid soils and salt spray. Dry shady conditions promote mildew. It is amenable to heavy pruning, although its compact size fits most spaces. It is also ideal for coastal gardens or as a specimen. Use it in containers in areas with severe winters.
9 - 1
6 - 9
H1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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