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Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin' (v)

spindle 'Harlequin'

'Harlequin' is a low-growing evergreen shrub to 60cm tall, with narrowly oblong leaves heavily splashed and mottled with creamy-white, and tinged with pink in autumn and winter; suitable for a low hedge

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Pink White
Summer Green Pink White
Autumn Green Pink White
Winter Green Pink White
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Celastraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Euonymus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, often with fine autumn colour, and small flowers followed by colourful fruits

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Hedging and screens
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Can get vine weevil damage on the foliage, horse chestnut scale and caterpillars

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews

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