The Golden Euonymus Shrub, also known by its botanical full name of "Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus,'" is a lovely colorful evergreen that matures into dense foliage that provides coverage in strategic placements in a garden or landscape design. The shrub takes its name from its deep green oval-shaped leaves that are etched all along the outside of each leaf with bright gold. In addition to its lush growth and stunning presentation, the Golden Euonymus can tolerate a wide variety of weather, hydration, and soil conditions, making it the low maintenance shrub of choice for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.
Locate a full sun area with soil that has good drainage and average moisture levels. Once planted, the Golden Euonymus shrub will require continual watering until its root system has reached its full extended growth. The Golden Euonymus shrub can grow up to eight feet tall and three feet wide, but pruning should not begin until the shrub's root system has been established.
The Golden Euonymus shrub can tolerate a great deal of shaping and pruning to fit it into any garden or landscape design. For best results, wait to prune until after the shrub has produced its spring blossoms. Fertilizer is generally not required, and if used, should not be used on freshly transplanted shrubs, or shrubs to be transplanted. Only mature growth should receive fertilizer to avoid damage from root burn, and only when diluted should be administered no more than twice per year in the spring and fall seasons only.
The Golden Euonymus shrub can be pruned either vertically or horizontally, and benefits from one annual shearing and shaping to maintain its shape. This hardy shrub can also tolerate extensive pruning into customized shapes for any shape, size, or height.