Finding cold tolerant, broadleaf, evergreen shrubs that take excessive heat and sun can be a difficult task for Tucson gardeners. Thankfully, Gold Spot Euonymus fills this niche with gusto, providing the Southwest with an excellent foundation plant that also offers eye-catching year-round color! This shrub’s modest flowers are hidden within its dense foliage, so brilliant color comes instead from a sunny-yellow splotch in the center of each leaf. This means that color available all year without ever having to deal with the messy appearance of spent flowers! Though Gold Spot Euonymus is often used for structural elements such as sheared hedges or screens, it also makes an attractive accent and does great in containers.
Height: 6 – 10 feet
Width: 4 – 6 feet
Bloom color: Inconspicuous; Greenish White
Flowering season: Spring
USDA minimum zone: 6
Cold hardiness: 0° F

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Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-variegatus'

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