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Euonymus latifolius

Euonymus latifolius

is a bushy fully hardy perennial deciduous tree with cream flowers in early Summer and late Spring. It grows well in direct sun and semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. It has average drought tolerance.
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It looks best in Autumn.


Euonymus latifolius grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a tree has an ultimate height of 4.5m / 14.8ft and spread of 4.5m / 14.8ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Spring and Summer and pink in Autumn. They are aristate in shape.


Moderate in whole plant. Severe stomach upset if eaten.


Attractive foliage, borders, cottage informal garden, low maintenance, wild life garden and woodland margin.

Fruit and seed

The fruit is pink, orange and green. There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.

-23°C / -9.4F 5 to 8 16-20 years 4.5m / 14.8ft 4.5m / 14.8ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Euonymus
Specific epithet ? latifolius
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