A dense, evergreen shrub with dark green oval-shaped leaves that are edged with yellow margins, lends itself very well to being trimmed into various shapes. Our ball shaped plants add an air of elegance to any garden.
We recommend trimming our Japanese Spindles each spring to encourage new growth and to maintain their thick layers of foliage. Keeping their ball shape is easy and low maintenance. Regular trimming will improve the appearance of your plant not only keeping its distinctive ball shape but also making the Spindle more resilient towards the British winter, as it forms denser foliage. The multi-coloured leaves of the Japanese Spindle make it a bright and interesting choice for a garden, whether used individually as a ball in a pot, or incorporated into the garden.
All of our Hedging Plants allow you to style your garden in a range of different ways, not just because of their varied colours, but also because of the way you choose to trim and maintain them. Prune them regularly to achieve a neat, clean form, or let them bush-out a little to create a more natural appearance. Whether you’re using a hedge to give your garden some privacy, or as protection from the weather, road and noise pollution, you’ll want to choose a plant that complements the rest of your garden’s visual appearance. All of our Hedging Plants have evergreen foliage – giving you some pleasant greenery to look at all-year-round.
Latin Name: Euonymus Japonicus Elegantissimus Aureus, Euonymus Japonicus Aureomarginatus
English Name: Japanese Spindle, Ovatus Aureus Spindle
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Green and Yellow.
Flower: Yellow Flowers and Pink Berries (both are rare).
Flowering Period: Summer/Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Clay. Sand. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight to Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedges, Borders, Privacy Screens, Embankments, Cottage styles.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped (if desired) each year in the spring. Protect against Caterpillars, Scale Insects and Powdery Mildew.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Shrub
Growth Speed: Medium (25cm to 50cm per year).
Starting Height: 60cm to 200cm (2.0 ft to 6.6 ft)
Final Height: 300cm (9.8 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 60cm (0.7 ft to 2.0 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 300cm (9.8 ft)
Pot Included: 10 Litre Plastic Pot to 100 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 83cm to 253cm (2.7 ft to 8.3 ft)
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