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Golden Euonymus

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About Golden Euonymus

Golden Euonymus is a vibrant and versatile shrub that can add a splash of color and texture to any garden or landscape.


Golden Euonymus, also known as Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureus’, is a dense, evergreen shrub that can grow up to 6-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. It has glossy, oval-shaped leaves that are bright green with a golden-yellow edge.

Growing Conditions

Golden Euonymus prefers full to partial sun and well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering during hot and dry periods. This shrub is hardy in USDA zones 6 to 9 and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures.

Care Requirements

Golden Euonymus is a low-maintenance shrub, but there are a few things you can do to ensure it stays healthy and looks its best.

  1. Pruning: Prune Golden Euonymus in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and control its size. Remove any dead or damaged branches, and cut back any new growth to maintain the desired shape.
  2. Fertilizing: Golden Euonymus benefits from regular fertilization with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer in the spring, just as new growth begins.
  3. Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the shrub to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
  4. Pest and disease control: Golden Euonymus is relatively pest and disease-resistant, but it can be susceptible to scale insects and spider mites. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the shrub with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

In conclusion, Golden Euonymus is a beautiful and versatile shrub that can add a pop of color and texture to any garden or landscape. With its easy care requirements and ability to tolerate a wide range of temperatures, it’s no wonder this plant has become a popular choice among gardeners. Whether used as a specimen plant or mass planting, Golden Euonymus is sure to make a statement and provide years of enjoyment.

Golden Euonymus Spacing Recommendations 

For a seamless planting, plant your Golden Euonymus 2-2.5 feet apart. For space between plantings, plant them 3+ feet apart.

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Scientific Name
Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus'
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Average Size
6-8' H x 4-6' W
Bloom Season
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7 reviews for Golden Euonymus

  1. Alison Hicks

    They arrived just fine, on time, intact. Planted the first one the day it arrived and the other 2 the next day. They are doing great!

  2. Bevo (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great shape. I will be planting it this week.

  3. Susan Chassereau (verified owner)

    My plant arrived very well packaged and no broken branches. It looked very healthy and ask for water which I gladly gave it some. Very pleased with my purchase and will ordering from you again.

  4. Louise Bass (verified owner)

    When my local landscape shop was out of these bushes I needed I was happy to discover your company.
    The bushes arrived with damp soil and looked healthy.
    Thank you for your company!

  5. Pam (verified owner)

    Plants very healthy. The only thing was Delivery not that great, because plant was almost out of pot.

  6. Frank (verified owner)

    Very health, packaged very well, plants doing well.

  7. Rachel Rosenfeld

    Just received mine today and what a pleasant surprise! Quite large in its pot, packed to perfection, healthy and practically smiling at me as I unpacked it. I will be doing more business with you in the future!

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