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Euonymus fimbriatus - Wall.

Common Name
Family Celastraceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, a number of plants in this genus are suspected of being poisonous and so some caution is advised.
Habitats Shady aspects on scrubby slopes, occasionally in forests, 1700 - 2100 metres[145, 158]. Found at heights up to 3300 metres[146].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Euonymus fimbriatus


Euonymus fimbriatus

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Euonymus fimbriatus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 4.5 m (14ft 9in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

E. lacerus.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Beads;  Wood.

The seeds are used as beads[146, 158]. Wood - moderately hard, extremely compact, close and even grained. Used for carving[146, 158].

Cultivation details

Thriving in almost any soil, including chalk, it is particularly suited to dry shaded areas[200]. Prefers a well-drained loamy soil[1]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. Often confused with E. lucidus[11], it is also closely related to E. sanguineus[1].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 8 - 12 weeks warm followed by 8 - 16 weeks cold stratification and can then be sown in a cold frame[78, 98]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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