Japanese Euonymus, Evergreen Euonymus
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m) high, very dense, oval in full sun, more open, sprawly, in shade. Leaves opposite, simple, obovate to narrowly oval, 2.5-7.5 cm long, lustrous dark green, leathery, tapered at base, serrated except at base. Flowers greenish white, 8 mm wide, blooms in early summer. Pinkish-red fruit in late summer or early fall.
- Sun to heavy shade. Adaptable to varied soils. Can be heavily pruned. Very salt tolerant, well adapted to maritime
conditions. Many cultivars, including variegated types which often revert to the green form, especially under excessive
- Hardy to USDA Zone (6) 7 (A hardier substitute, Zone 5, is E. kiautshovicus Manhattan). Native to Japan.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest Milam Hall.