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Euonymus


A genus of Celastraceae, composed of large or small evergreen or deciduous shrubs, which grow in almost any soil, and are propagated by seeds or cuttings. Euonymus Europaeus, the Spindle Tree of Europe, and Euonymus Americanus, the Strawberry Bush of the United States, make large bushes, and are cultivated for their showy red and orange fruits. Euonymus Japonicus is well known as a hardy evergreen, while its silver and gold variegated forms are extremely useful for furnishing window boxes in winter. Euonymus radicans is a dwarf evergreen from Japan, suitable for carpeting ground under the shade of trees, or for using as an edging plant. The variety foliis pictis has silver variegated leaves, while Silver Gem has also silver leaves. The latter is worth a specimen bed.