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Euonymus japonicus Bravo

Japanese Spindle

Easy to grow with golden variegated foliage

A colourful bushy shrub that is grown for its highly ornamental leaves that remain attractive all year round. This plant has glossy green leaves, edged creamy-yellow, that fades to cream-white with age.


A very versatile plant that is happy in full sun or partial shade. It will grow well in a coastal garden and it may be shaped into a low hedge.


It does not like waterlogged soil, much preferring dry conditions. It is easy to grow, hardy, and once established require little attention.

These popular hardy shrubs are native to Japan, Korea and China with lots of hybrids now in cultivation around the world.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 110 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 110 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Garden edging, Flower border and beds

Check store availability

10 litre pot £34.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September