Euonymus Harlequin (Euonymus fortunei Harlequin) Japanese Spindle
A tough and easy to grow little evergreen shrub, Euonymus Harlquin has new shoots that are almost completely creamy white in colour, as the growth develops and matures it becomes progressively greener with irregular large splashes of white. A really unusual combination that is ever changing through the growing season and really stands out among the sea of greens at the front a flower bed.
Use Euonymus Harlequin to fill gaps in sunny or shady borders, they make super container plants with all year interest and are an effective and tough ground cover plant needing hardly any maintenance. Like most Euonymus this plant could also be clipped to for an unusual low hedge of 30-50cm by planting 3-5 plants per metre, restricting side growth by clipping to begin with as this immaculate little shrubs grows wider than it does tall when left to its own devices. Shrubs seldom need pruning beyound the occasional tidy up of any straggly shoots, hedges are best given a clip once a year, for both Spring is best time.
Euonymus Harlequin is a tough and hardy little shrub that grows in all soil types, wet conditions are the only thing to avoid, they also grow well by the sea.
How to grow Euonymus 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 100cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim hedges and shrubs in Spring. Remove any completely green shoots when you see them, right back to their base if possible.
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