Euonymus sp., Euonymus. Euonymus fortunei
Euonymus fortunei

Euonymus sp.

Family: Celastraceae
Origin: Japan
Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
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Euonymus is the ideal plant for bonsai and rock gardens and can be able to be grown under many types of conditions. It prefers full sun to semi-shade, moderate to regular water, and sandy soils. It will tolerate a wide range of temperatures and weather fluctuations. However, in cold climates, it requires more care and protection from winter's chill. When placed in a pot, make sure to add plenty of organic matter before planting and keep the roots of the plant away from cold and extreme temperatures. If grown in a pot, it should be watered on a regular basis to ensure healthy root growth and must not be left to dry out.

When grown in USDA Zones 9-11 it is an ideal ornamental for any landscape, with its attractive foliage and relatively fast growth. It has several ethnomedical uses in traditional medicine, from treating fungal and bacterial infections to high fever. The bark and fruits of the plant are also considered to be antirheumatic and diuretic. It also displays high salt tolerance and can be planted near the seaside or in saline soils.

Overall, Euonymus is an ideal and hardy plant to add to any garden. It can thrive in most conditions and provide a striking accompaniment to any landscape with its vibrant foliage and antirheumatic properties. With the added benefit of being tolerant of maritime exposure, this is a great choice for those living near the sea. Furthermore, plants grown in colder climates should be taken extra care of to ensure that they remain healthy and thriving.

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