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Euonymus - Gold Spot / Size 1
Gold Spot Euonymus

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: EUOSPT1

Euonymus japonicus 'Aureovariegata' - Gold Spot Euonymus

Overall Description

A very easy to grow, small to medium sized shrub. Has excellent color contrast with leaves that are bright yellow in the centers, edged in a deep, dark hunter green. Leaves are held on branches & stems that are a bright creamy yellow as well. It is an evergreen shrub, with minor color change in winter, and will make an excellent accent plant or good choice for container growing. Can be kept virtually any height or width by trimming. Loves full sun or heavy shade as well with no color loss at all. Takes just about any soil, with the exception of overly moist, swampy conditions.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 4 - 6 ft

--Mature Width :
3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Fairly heavy textured foliage has a leathery, somewhat rubbery look & feel to it. Leaves are very dark green around the edges, with a center that goes from a creamy butter yellow to a slightly lighter cream color in the very center.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Small, inconspicuous flowers appear in mid spring.

--Diseases / Insects :
The single biggest danger to Gold Spot Euonymus, and most any Euonymus variety, is by far Euonymus Scale. 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 :
Recommend spacing approx 4 - 5 feet apart for most specimen, or row plantings where a slight gap / space is desired between each individual plant.

--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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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