(Chinese Euonymus) Rare and evergreen with colourful fruit, Euonymus myrianthus is native to Western China and was introduced to England in 1908 by the famous plant hunter Ernest Wilson.
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Rare and evergreen with colourful fruit, Euonymus myrianthus is native to Western China and was introduced to England in 1908 by the famous plant hunter Ernest Wilson. It has glossy, bright green leaves and dense, rounded heads of greenish-yellow flowers in spring.
These flowers are followed by splendid yellow fruit, which contrast beautifully with the bold foliage in autumn. The fruit split to reveal vivid orange-scarlet seed. An eye-catching and unusual evergreen garden plant!
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: April - May.
- Flower Colour: Greenish-yellow
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Euonymus myrianthus grows to be a medium sized branching shrub.
- Height: 2.5 m (8 ft).
- Spread: 2 - 3 m (6 - 10 ft).
- Notes: A plant 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. A specimen of Euonymus myrianthus, planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 2 m and a spread of 1.5 m after 10 years.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Fruit - Ornamental, To grow in a pot
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