Euonymus japonicus ‘Benkomasaki’

Japanese Spindle ‘Benkomasaki’

Euonymus japonicus ‘Benkomasaki’ is an evergreen hedging plant that is perfect for creating a low-maintenance and attractive border in your garden. It has an upright growth habit and produces small, glossy, dark green leaves with a yellow margin.

It can reach up to 2 metres in height and is an ideal choice for creating a formal or informal hedge. This hardy and low-maintenance plant is easy to grow and will thrive in most soils.

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Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Plant the Japanese Spindle ‘Benkomasaki’ in a spot that receives partial shade to full sun. It prefers well-draining soil, but can tolerate a range of soil types.

Provide regular watering, especially during the establishment phase. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant, but it’s still important to water during prolonged dry periods.

Prune ‘Benkomasaki’ in late winter or early spring to maintain its desired shape and size. You can also remove any dead or damaged branches during this time.

Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for application rates.

Fun fact

In addition to its ornamental value, Euonymus japonicus 'Benkomasaki' has historical significance. In Japanese folklore, Euonymus plants were believed to possess protective qualities against evil spirits and were often planted near entrances or windows as a form of spiritual guardianship.


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