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Euonymus japonicus Thunb. var. variegatus

For more detail see Euonymus japonicus Thunb.  ‘There are two varieties, one with silver striped, the other with gold striped leaves; but the latter is very subject to run back to the green-leaved, while the silver striped hardly ever changes.’  [BR f.6/1844].  Macarthur’s plant is presumably one of these.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Euonymous japonicus Thunb. var. variegatus was introduced to Britain in 1836 from Japan.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.439/1843].


Published Mar 15, 2009 - 03:58 PM | Last updated Mar 18, 2010 - 11:38 AM

Family Celastraceae
Region of origin

Japan, probably of garden origin

Common Name

Variegated Japanese spindle tree

Name in the Camden Park Record

Euonymus Japonicus f. var.

Confidence level high