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Euonymus japonicus Luna


A dense bushy variegated form

Exceptionally hardy and noted for its bright yellow and green spangled leathery leaves, Euonymus Luna offers a dramatic backdrop for other annual or perennial plants.


Though Luna can withstand extreme weather conditions, it prefers full sunlight, and partial shade for healthy, no-fuss growth. Thanks to its neat growing habits, it is low-maintenance - ideal for low hedges, ground cover, and as background foliage.


Euonymus Luna grows well in moist, but well-drained soil.

Euonymus Luna can tolerate salty water, along with cold weather, making this ideal for tropical gardens as well as coastal gardens.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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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 110 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 100 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

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Moist, Well drained
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 Banks and slopes, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September