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Euonymus_latifolius - (L.)Mill.

Common Name
Family Celastraceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
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 mountain forests, shrubby thickets, slopes, valleys and ravines.
Range Europe to W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Euonymus_latifolius is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is 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

Kalonymus latifolius. (Mill.)Prokh.

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

The root contains about 4% Gutta Percha, this is a non-elastic rubber that is used for making plastics, as an insulation for electric cables etc[74].

Cultivation details

Thrives in almost any soil, including chalk, it is particularly suited to dry shaded areas[200]. Prefers a well-drained loamy soil[11]. Best grown in an open arid habitat for the best production of Gutta Percha (see 'Uses notes' below)[74]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is hardy to about -20°c[184].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[121]. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification, so should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame[113]. The seed can take 18 months to germinate[74]. 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 - 7cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy[200]. Layering in July/August. Takes 14 months[78].

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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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