Golden Euonymus

Versatile, Adaptable, and Easy to Grow!

  • Compact, evergreen shrub 
  • Great way to add color
  • Plant in sun or shade! 

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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Product Details

The Golden Euonymus is a compact, evergreen shrub with green and gold variegated leaves. This compact little shrub serves as a great year-round shrub.

Dark green foliage is prominent in the winter and spring, while summer and fall give way to yellow and green variegated foliage. The Golden Euonymus is a versatile plant that will adapt to any conditions!  It can tolerate any amount of shade or sun, different soil types, as well as cold exposed locations.  

What more could you ask for?!  The Golden Euonymous definitely has more to offer than just being versatile.  While you can plant it practically anywhere, it is also drought tolerant, very hardy, and requires little to no maintenance.  

Make the Golden Euonymus a part of your landscape today. Whatever your needs are, this shrub will definitely have your back. No matter the conditions it will remain active all year round.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Semi
Fall Color Yellow
Botanical Name Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus'

How To Care for your new Golden Euonymus

Golden Euonymus grows in full to part sun.  These hardy shrubs are adaptable to any soil that drains well.  After planting be sure to water deeply 1-2 times per week in order for this euonymus' roots to grow properly.  Once established this shrub is drought tolerant.  Watering is generally only needed in periods of extreme drought. Applying 2-3 inches of mulch will help protect the roots in extreme temperatures and keep the soil moist.  There is no need to prune this shrub.  If you prefer a manicured look, prune any time of the year.  Fertilize with a balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring.  If your soil is poor, fertilize in fall as well.  The Golden Euonymus is disease and pest resistant.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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*Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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The plants arrived very well packed. They are in beautiful condition.
March 18, 2016
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Specific planting locations in both Sun and Shade areas. Low height and width at full maturity.
Judith B on May 17, 2017
Color all year.
Constance L on May 2, 2017
Specific planting locations in both Sun and Shade areas. Low height and width at full maturity.
Judith B on May 17, 2017
Deer resistant, grows in sun or shade, no berries, dwarf in height and width requiring little maintenance.
Judith B on May 7, 2017
Color all year.
Constance L on May 2, 2017
Beautiful golden color.
Guy F on Apr 19, 2017
First time buyer from The Planting Tree because they had the plant and the size we were looking for
j s on Apr 11, 2017
Deer resistant, grows in sun or shade, no berries, dwarf in height and width requiring little maintenance.
Judith B on May 7, 2017
Beautiful golden color.
Guy F on Apr 19, 2017
Will the golden euonymus survive in zone 5. Mid Michigan?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, Golden Euonymus grows in zones 6-9. Zone 5 will be too cold.
When can you transplant?
Bubba on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We recommend transplanting shrubs close to winter. You will need to keep as much of the root ball in tact and also keep it the size of the top of the plant.
We are having warmer than usual Feb temp. So planting this now is ok for zone9?
Houston S on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Now is a perfect time to plant.
Is this a good time to plant this shrub in Zone 9?
Houston S on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I probably would wait until the second/third week of March at the earliest.
My euonymus shrubs are about 12 years old, exposed to full sun, and after a record wet October are looking very lackluster in color. Perhaps the result of too much rain ?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes probably all of the rain has flushed most of the nutrients out. Use a good slow release fertilizer to replenished its nutrients.
Time of year to prune?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I prune in May/June when the bush is beginning its "out of shape" look. Depending on what the weather has been like (northwest Indiana with lake-effect wind/weather/snow) that could be anywhere from mid-May to the first week of June.

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