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Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Spindle 'Jean Hugues'

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Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues' is a low growing dense shrub and its compact habit makes it ideal for borders, hedging and parterres. Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues' is particularly hardy and the evergreen foliage retains its deep green colour throughout winter. This Euonymus variety is a great alternative to Buxus Sempervirens as it does not run the risk of contracting box blight.

  • Best Features: evergreen, hardy, low hedging or ground cover, fragrant flowers
  • Ideal For Hedges: up to 1m
  • Growth Rate: Slow 10 - 20cm per year
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, moist-normal soil, sheltered or exposed, inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: If 'Jean Hugues' or Box are not suitable for your needs, also see Ilex crenata (Japanese Holly), another compact shrub suitable for garden borders.
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Euonymus 'Jean Hugues' hedge (Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues') description

Although we advise planting Jean Hugues in a sunny site, for optimum colour, it can withstand partial to full shade. Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues' has fragrant, four-petalled flowers from June to July. Euonymus japonicus is a compact, dense hedging shrub and is ideal for beds and borders.

Best uses for Euonymus 'Jean Hugues' hedging

Euonymus 'Jean Hugues' can grow up to 2m but is easily kept at 1m or less for low borders.

Combine 'Jean Hugues' with

Mix your Euonymus 'Jean Hugues' plants with other shrubs for hedging.

Growth rate of Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues' hedging has a slow growth rate of 10-20cm per year and it is ideal for heights of up to 1.0m or for use as ground cover.

Care advice for Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues' hedges

Euonymus 'John Hughes' is easy to maintain. Simply trim the tips of your Euonymus japonicus in May and tidy up again in September if necessary. Please view the Best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density  for Euonymus 'Jean Hugues'

For information on suggested planting density for your Euonymus japonicus plants, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

'Jean Hugues' hedge plants are available for purchase year round as Pot grown plants.

On the whole, our Japanese Euonymus plants are UK grown by our on-site experts who have years of nursery growing knowledge and experience. On the odd occasion that we source Euonymus from outside of the UK, we make every attempt to ensure our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best  for hedging we constantly strive to provide the freshest condition Euonymus 'Jean Hugues' plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst safe-guarding our competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues' hedging online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 41 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 41 reviews for Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
November 22, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'


September 23, 2020 | John Viccars
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Great substitute for box.

September 10, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Great plants arrived in very good condition and quickly.

July 8, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Good healthy hedging plants

April 19, 2020 | Hew
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Very good value for 12 plants

April 7, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Beautiful plant, healthy and a good size. Planted now for a few weeks and they are thriving.

March 30, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Excellent plants

October 24, 2019 | Catherine Tompkins
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Good quality of stock and was delivered well protected

October 13, 2019 | Claire Webster
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Excellent strong healthy plants

October 7, 2019 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Purchased to provide an evergreen low hedge to edge a patio.Lovely leaf should be an ideal alternative to box.

September 27, 2019 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Perfect alternative to Box Hedging. Dark green and healthy

August 19, 2019 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Much quicker than competitors and product came in good condition and well packaged

April 5, 2019 | Peter
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Strong healthy plants exactly as described

November 13, 2018 | Derek Jones
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Excellent service ,helpful staff when I placed the order and good strong plants arrived.

November 3, 2018 | Sylvie Tucker
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Healthy plants. Would recommend your site

October 31, 2018 | Luica Rovayo Castillo
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Very nice hedges in a good condition.

September 17, 2018 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

Excellent, healthy hedging, arrived in good condition.

June 22, 2018 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'


May 2, 2018 | Mark Paget
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

As described. Hoping they do the job.

April 29, 2018 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'

The plants delivered were in good condition and look healthy. We've bought these before, they are robust plants and easy to grow, we purchased as an alternative to a box hedging.

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Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
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  • Crataegus
  • Malus
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Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 7 to 10 days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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