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Euonymus


Question: Is it the same plant?


I searched on the site "EUONIMUS AUREA" but I get another plant from the one I imagined. I look for a hedge plant whose leaves are yellow - green. Maybe it's another plant or a variety of the plant I'm looking for?

Evonimo: Answer: the alias


Dear Plinio,
among the gardening cards it is also the one dedicated to the name, Euonymus in Latin; this genus has almost two hundred species of small or medium-sized shrubs, widespread in nature in Europe and Asia; in the gardening sheet we treat in particular the winged name, and the European name, also called spindle, or bishop's cap (due to the shape of the fruits), because they are among the species present in Italy even in the wild. In the garden, obviously, other species are also cultivated, including some varieties of horticultural with variegated leaf; however, it is usually Euonymus fortunei, or japonicus, or evergreen species of Asian origin. Apart from the different behavior of the foliage, in general all the species and varieties of the euonymus that can be found in the nursery have the same cultural needs, to know which ones can read the card dedicated to the alonist name. The evocative fortunei is in fact well resistant to cold, and does not require much care, in fact it is widely used to prepare hedges. In reality, in nature the Euonymus fortunei has dark green leaves, often characterized by quite evident veins; in the nursery, however, man-made varieties are very widespread, having clear leaves, with a white or yellow margin; the botanical name of these plants often recalls the coloring of the leaf margin, therefore we will have Euonymus fortunei "Emerald", with the leaves of a beautiful dark green color, bordered of white; Euonymus fortunei "emerald and gold", with dark leaves edged with golden yellow; Euonymus fortunei "halrequin" with striped foliage; and so on.