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Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus' | Spindle - Cone - 150-160cm - 20lt

Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus' | Spindle - Cone - 150-160cm - 20lt

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Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus,' commonly known as Golden Euonymus, is a striking evergreen shrub that adds vibrant color and texture to any garden or landscape. Native to Japan, this cultivar belongs to the Celastraceae family and is widely cultivated for its ornamental appeal.

The 'Aureus' variety is cherished for its golden-yellow foliage, which remains consistent throughout the year, providing a delightful contrast to other greenery. The leaves are glossy, oval-shaped, and slightly serrated, creating a visually appealing display. The vibrant hue intensifies during the spring and summer months, especially when exposed to sunlight, adding a warm and radiant touch to the surroundings.

This shrub typically grows to a height and spread of about 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters) with a dense, compact habit. Its compact nature makes it an excellent choice for borders, hedges, or container planting. The shrub is relatively low maintenance and can withstand pruning, allowing for shaping and size control.

Golden Euonymus thrives in a variety of soil types, preferring well-drained and slightly acidic to neutral soils. It also tolerates a wide range of light conditions, including full sun to partial shade. However, for the most vibrant foliage coloration, it is advisable to provide it with ample sunlight.

Beyond its captivating appearance, Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus' is also known for its resilience. It can withstand moderate drought conditions once established and has good resistance to common pests and diseases. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, is essential for its optimal growth and overall health.

Whether used as a focal point, a backdrop, or a border plant, Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus' brings a touch of sunshine and elegance to any garden or landscape. Its golden-yellow foliage and versatility make it a popular choice among gardeners and landscape designers seeking to add a vibrant and visually appealing element to their outdoor spaces.

  • Common Name

    Spindle 'Ovatus Aureus'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, greenish flowers

  • Foliage

    light green to dark green with irregular, golden margins

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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