Landscaping With Euonymus Plants
Growing euonymous plants bring color and texture to your garden. The euonymus is a flowering genus of more than 200 species. It comes in many forms, including evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees, creepers, and vines. The highly decorative euonymus is popular landscaping plants. Its flowers usually come in subdued shades of green and yellow, while the leaves can range from light green to bright pink. A euonymus can also have red-pink berries that cluster together in groups of four or five. Though it is native to the area from East Asia to the Himalayas, the euonymus can be found in nearly every continent, including North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. For this reason, the euonymus is widely available in nurseries all over the world. It is most common in China, where there are over one hundred varieties of the plant. While it can survive in a variety of climates, including frigid temperatures, the euonymus flourishes in warm subtropical regions. The plant grows well along riverbanks, on hillsides and in forests. It can also often be found growing alongside ditches.
The fast-growing euonymus is popular in landscaping because it comes in a diverse array of leaf shapes and colors. As evidenced by their widespread presence in the wild, they are also extremely durable and low maintenance. They thrive in the sun, but also do well in shady areas. Euonymus plants can also survive in a wide variety of soils.