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Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus - ornamental fruit
  • Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus - ornamental fruit
  • Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus - flowers

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Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus

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(Five-Horned Spindleberry) Beautiful and rare, Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus was discovered in China by Ernest Wilson in 1908 and has very eye-catching fruit.

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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.


  • 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: The fruit and buds can be toxic and should not be eaten.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Small, Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Alkaline
Special Features
Fruit - Ornamental, Rare and Unusual, Suitable for Containers