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Euonymus japonicus – 2L Pot


Evergreen equivalent of our spindle with the same dramatic orange berries that burst out of a bright pink seed covering. An attractive evergreen hedge that is somewhat different.

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Euonymus japonicus, commonly known as Japanese euonymus, is a popular choice for hedging, adding both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits to outdoor spaces. Its dense foliage, adaptability, and moderate growth rate make it well-suited for creating formal or informal hedges. Here’s a closer look at using Euonymus japonicus for hedging:

1. Aesthetic Appeal: Euonymus japonicus is valued for its evergreen nature, providing a lush and green backdrop throughout the year. The glossy, leathery leaves create a dense and attractive screen, contributing to the visual appeal of the hedge. The shrub’s versatility extends to its ability to be pruned and shaped, allowing for the creation of formal, well-maintained hedges or more natural and informal arrangements.

2. Versatility in Design: Whether you’re aiming for a structured, clipped hedge or a more relaxed and natural look, Euonymus japonicus offers versatility in design. Its moderate growth rate allows for the timely establishment of a well-defined hedge, and regular pruning can help maintain the desired shape and height.

3. Privacy and Screening: One of the primary functions of Euonymus japonicus hedging is to provide privacy and screening. The dense foliage creates an effective barrier, shielding outdoor spaces from prying eyes and reducing noise. Planted along property boundaries or around patios, these hedges offer a green, living wall that enhances the sense of seclusion.

4. Windbreaks and Protection: The dense growth habit of Japanese euonymus makes it effective as a windbreak, helping to mitigate the impact of strong winds on outdoor spaces. This is particularly valuable in coastal areas or open landscapes where wind can be a significant factor. Additionally, the hedge can provide a measure of protection for more delicate plants within the garden.

5. Low Maintenance: Euonymus japonicus is known for its adaptability and relatively low maintenance requirements. Once established, it is tolerant of a range of soil conditions and can thrive in both full sun and partial shade. While occasional pruning may be necessary to shape the hedge or control its size, this shrub generally requires minimal care, making it an attractive option for those seeking a hassle-free hedging solution.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect



Full shade;Partial shade

Soil Type






Pruning Time

Late Autumn;Early Spring

Ultimate Height

2.5 metres

Ultimate Spread

1.5 metres