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Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus
Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus
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Description

Information Only - Beautiful and rare, Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus was discovered in China by Ernest Wilson in 1908 and has very eye-catching fruit. These colourful fruit have five horns reminiscent of jester's caps which split open to reveal bright orange seed. The fruit which are sometimes fully developed by July, last long into autumn.

The leaves are dark green and quite narrow. Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus also is unusual among Euonymus species for its charming, delicate-purple flowers which appear in early summer.

Looking for something similar? Try Euonymus planipes (Spindle Tree)

This plant is currently listed on our website for Information Only - While we have grown this plant before, sadly it is not currently available for sale.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus eventually grows to be a small or medium sized, rounded shrub.
    • Height: 2 m (6 ft).
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft).
  • Notes: A Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus in our arboretum appears to be self fertile, producing large amounts of fruit each year. The fruit and buds can be toxic and should not be eaten.

Plant Video

The beautiful jester-cap like fruit of a six year old Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus in our gardens. 


 


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