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Euonymus japonicus Kathy



Evergreen yellow and green variegated leaves

From the lands of Japan, China, and Korea, Kathy is a short evergreen shrub known for its leaves, which are edged with silvery white margins. It generally grows erect, and may bear inconspicuous flowers, followed by fruits in autumn season.


Kathy prefers full sunlight and partial shade, and will reach a height and spread of one meter in 5 to 10 years, making it ideal for low hedging, borders, and ground cover.


Grows well in a moist, but well drained soil.

Euonymus Kathy provides year-round interest, can be trimmed to desired height. It prefers sheltered site, making it an ideal shrub for town gardens.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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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, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September