Skip to product information
1 of 6

Go wide

Don't aim high, go wide! Without pruning, the Euonymus grows no higher than 50 cm, but it does grow nice and wide. Perfect ground cover! This hardy evergreen has striking white leaves and grows best in sun and partial shade.
 
Tip: the Euonymus does well in a border too! 

Euonymus 'Harlequin' Yellow-Multicoloured - Hardy plant

Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'

Regular price £10.49
Sale price £10.49 Regular price £10.49
Tax included.

Fast delivery, within 5 working days

Free afterpayment with Klarna

Sustainably packed with recycled packaging material

Fresh from the nursery

Largest product range of organic plants

Euonymus 'Harlequin' Yellow-Multicoloured - Hardy plant

Regular price £10.49
Sale price £10.49 Regular price £10.49

Specifications

Yellow,Multicoloured
Supplied as container plant
Not edible
Growing height 40 - 50 cm
6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plant
Evergreen
Location: Half shadow
Naturalizing
Planting distance 60 - 70 cm

Planting

Make sure the root of the Euonymus fortunei (Fortune's Spindle) is well drenched prior to planting by soaking in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Stand the Fortune's Spindle at the correct depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately. Euonymus fortunei will thrive in fertile soil – improve poor soil with well-rotted manure and fertiliser pellets. Stand your Japanese Spindle in full sun or part shade.

Pruning your Fortune's Spindle (Euonymus fortunei).

A restricted pruning of Fortune's Spindle bush (Euonymus fortunei) is advised. Only where the bush has reverted to being wholly variegated, or even has completely white or yellow leaves should be pruned in early spring as soon as winter is over. Then all new shoots will definitely be as nicely variegated as previously.
Pruning a variegated bush is not necessary but certainly desirable in order to keep it variegated. A shrub that has turned green will then produce variegated leaves again and you can prune things into shape. Try not to cut back any variegated twigs and always immediatly remove the twigs with plain leaves because otherwise those non-variegated will get the upper hand - they generally grow more vigourously.
Fully green bushes will not require any pruning other than when necessary for space limitations. A good cut back will then rejuvenate the plant.

Care

Euonymus fortunei (Fortune's Spindle) is a very undemanding creeping and climbing shrub. Make sure that the soil around the roots doesn't dry out during the first few months after being planted. Needs a nice light spot. Mulch with well-rotted manure and/or fertiliser pellets in the winter – it will show its appreciation.
 

Fortune's Spindle (Euonymus fortunei) in the winter

While certainly hardy, this plant can use some protection from the severest of weather, especially if potted. If severe frost is forecast, use several layers of garden fleece to cover it. Stand in a light and sheltered spot (assuming it's potted) - overnight in a frost free shed if required.

Extra

Fortune's Spindle (Euonymus fortunei) is a popular evergreen that will only shed its leaves in the severest of winters. Very popular is coastal areas as sea winds are not a problem for this plant.
This plant grows in a peculiar way. When still young, it's a normal bush that will eventually send suckers creeping over the ground to make ground cover. It will climb any obstacle it encounters so don't be surprised if it eventually covers a wall! This can look pretty cool actually. Evergreen Euonymus fortunei's creeping branches root themselves.
There are many cultivars of this variety.
Fortune's Spindle (Euonymus fortunei)'s leaves are mat on top and each leave is pointed.

Description

Go wide

Don't aim high, go wide! Without pruning, the Euonymus grows no higher than 50 cm, but it does grow nice and wide. Perfect ground cover! This hardy evergreen has striking white leaves and grows best in sun and partial shade.
 
Tip: the Euonymus does well in a border too! 

Often bought together

Others also viewed

Your plant in house, quick and easy

Growing happiness with the most beautiful indoor and outdoor plants

Simply choose your plant
Sustainably packaged with the greatest of care
Quickly delivered to your door fresh from the nursery
100% growth and flowering guarantee

Get inspired with @bakkercom