Euonymus fortunei ‘Coloratus’

This has to be one of the most indestructible plants that I grow and although it is common it the U.S. and Europe is for some reason rarely offered in Australia.

It is evergreen and its foliage will turn fabulous colours in winter if it is in enough cold and even if it doesn’t colour in autumn it will  produce its white berries that will split to expose orange seeds making it very entertaining and great for picking

How it grows can be up to  you and depends on where you are using it. It will grow as a dense ground cover to several metres across and will cover large ugly banks. It can also be used as an espalier or climber and I have one on a cyclone fence that has grown along it  about 10metres.

It is drought tolerant, cold tolerant, shade tolerant (the leaves rarely change colour in the shade however) and in fact rather hard to kill! I have plants in 15cm. pots at $18.50

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