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Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Japanese Spindle hedging

From £21.99

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus', more commonly known as Japanese Spindle, is a wonderfully colourful shrub with golden yellow and green evergreen foliage. The oval shaped leaves of the Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' are margined with bright yellow, surrounding a dark green centre. In summer, pale green flowers appear, occasionally followed by pink fruits in autumn but this is a species grown primarily for its ornamental foliage.

  • Best Features: golden yellow-green evergreen foliage, variegated foliage
  • Ideal For Hedges: up to 1.5m
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade, moist-normal soils, sheltered or exposed, inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Instead of Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus', why not try Euonymus japonicus 'Kathy' for green and cream variegated foliage.
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Japanese Spindle 30/50cm 5L pot
Japanese Spindle 30/50cm 5L pot

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Spindle 'Ovatus Aureus' hedge (Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus') description

In order for the brightest variegation to occur, it is best to plant Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' in full sun however it can be planted in partial shade. Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' is capable of withstanding windy, coastal and exposed sites and will take to all but the wettest of soils.

We use this variety and Euonymus japonicus 'Marieke' interchangeably as there is no discernible difference to Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'. If you do particularly want one or the other variety, please speak to us.

Most popular uses of Japanese Spindle

Japanese Spindle is ideal for low hedging screens, garden borders and pathways or ground cover.

Combine Evergreen Spindle hedges with

Evergreen Spindle makes a great stand-alone feature or it can be mixed with other shrubs for hedging

Growth rate of Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' hedging plants

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' will reach 2m in height but responds well to pruning so can easily be maintained at a more moderate height. Ovatus Aureus has an average growth rate and can be expected to achieve 20-40cm per year.

Care advice for Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Tip: trim the main shoots of Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' in May and tidy up again in September if required. Please view the best4hedging care and planting instructions in our advice section.

Suggested planting density for Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' hedges

For information on planting density specific to Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus', 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.

We have fantastic quality pot grown Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' hedge plants available to buy year round.

On the whole, our Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' plants are UK grown by our hands-on experts who have years of nursery growing experience. On the rare occasion that we source Ovatus Aureus from outside of the UK we endeavour to make certain that our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to provide the freshest condition Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst maintaining our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy Euonymus hedging plants online with complete confidence.

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