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Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Japanese Spindle hedging

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Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' 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 for mainly 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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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', but if you particularly wanted one or the other variety, please speak to us.

Most popular uses of Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' is ideal for low hedging screens, garden borders and pathways or ground cover.

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Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' 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.

Showing 20 of our total 31 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 31 reviews for Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
September 26, 2020 | Sarah Ives
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Excellent condition, pots were really moist when arrived! All In Lovely, cared for, healthy condition.

August 26, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

All plants in excellent condition and look great in the garden

August 24, 2020 | Heather Lyons
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Very good plants good value.

July 8, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

All good attractive healthy hedging plants

March 25, 2020 | Maureen Wells
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Very healthy bushes - delivered safely and timely.

March 22, 2020 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

As Above

June 9, 2019 | Ian thompson
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Perfect choice for my requirements

April 16, 2019 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

As Above

August 28, 2018 | soheil haji
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Brilliant will definitely order from this company again.

July 12, 2018 | susan williamson
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

As described. Healthy shrubs and height as described.

March 16, 2017 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Great quality plants. Very helpful on phone. Will order again. Arrived on time & email updates.

March 16, 2017 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Could have just been packaged slightly better. Some plants had tipped over in transit

November 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Really pleased with my plants, Which are a good size to start off a hedge. They look very healthy and we're not pot bound.

October 23, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

As Above

September 28, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Nice, healthy looking plants.

September 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

As Above

September 4, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'


June 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

As Above

May 11, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Bigger than expected and bit floppy but needed to trim to size anyway

March 22, 2016 | Anonymous
Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

As Above

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  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (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 £200 (ex VAT) please call 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 Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working 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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