HOME > PLANT CATEGORIES > Assorted Shrubs, Trees, & More > Euonymus >

  Euonymus - Golden / Size 1
Golden Euonymus

Additional Photos


*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Available at a later date

*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 10" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: EUOGOL1

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Overall Description

Evergreen shrub with large, glossy, oval shaped leaves that are dark forest green and broadly edged in bright golden yellow. Fast grower - good for use as a colorful hedge, or as a brilliant accent plant. Can handle a wide variety of conditions. Will even do well in coastal areas, but prefers full sun with average moisture. Some branches and leaves are solid yellow with no green whatsoever, making this plant a real standout. Can be maintained at virtually any height, shape, or size with pruning/trimming. Brilliant colors, and easy to grow.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: up to 8 ft

Mature Width: 4-6 ft

Growth rate:
Moderate to fast ( 8"-14" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones
5-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun - will thrive quite well in mostly shaded locations too. Best color in full sun locations though.

Soil Preference:
Average to moist & fertile - well drained.
Can adapt to a wide range of soil types - avoid wet, swampy conditions

Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen broadleaf - medium to large sized rounded leaves with a heavier texture, and a thick pliable stem. Color is a beautiful emerald green color splashed & margined with a super bright butter yellow color. Color is best in full sun, and lasts consistently all year long!

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Flower - very, very small inconspicuous blooms usually appear in mid spring.......but definitely nothing to write home about. This plant is kept for the color & foliage traits, and NOT for any type of flower or bloom.

Diseases / Insects:
The single biggest danger to Emerald-n-Gold Euonymus, and most any Euonymus variety, is by far Euonymus Scale
(Unaspis euonymi). Regular inspection of plants is highly recommended.....as scale is usually easily treated if caught in early stages. Other diseases that have been seen, but not nearly as common, include: Anthracnose, crown gall, leaf spots, powdery mildews, aphids, and thrips.

Recommended Spacing:
Spacing would vary greatly depending upon the use / purpose intended.

Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

Helpful Links & Information