Euonymus Golden Harlequin (Euonymus fortunei Golden Harlequin) Japanese Spindle.
A novel new variety with very eye catching leaf patternation, a colour variation of Euonymus Harlequin. The evergreen foliage is dark green with irregular golden marbling and dusted with golden flecks. An eye catching little plant that looks good all year and steadily develops into a neat mound of foliage, slightly wider than it is tall if left to its own devices.
Euonymus fortunei Golden Harlequin has many uses in the garden, this is a great little ground cover plant in beds, borders and more difficult areas that will grow well and easily in most situations from full sun to moderate shade, quickly covering the soil to create a low maintenance carpet. Its unique foliage and modest growth makes it a good choice for containers especially mixed with other flowering or foliage plants for contrast.
Euonymus Golden Harlequin can be grown into a small decorative evergreen hedge where its showy foliage will bring interest and structure to your garden all year, Euonymus is one of many Box hedge alternatives and can be manintained at a height of 30-60cm, ideal for a path edging or parterre. We recommend that a Euonymus Golden Harlequin hedge is planted using 3-5 plants per metre, the young shrubs will develop quite quickly with a little formative side trimming. Once the hedge has reached its desired size a single trim each Spring should keep it looking good.
Euonymus Golden Harlequin grows well in any well drained soil, these versatile and colourful little plants are easy to grow in most situations that dont become waterlogged in the Winter months, like other Euonymus varieties they also grow very well by the sea.
How to grow Euonymus Golden Harlequin
Position: Full sun, partial shade, moderate shade.
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves are retained all year.
Soil and site: Any average well drained soil.
Flowering time: n/a
Growth rate: slow/moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 60cm high x 60cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim hedges and shrubs in Spring.
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Euonymus Golden Harlequin Potted Hedging 6/10in 15/25cm