Euonymus japonica

A small evergreen tree with green smooth bark in young, dark greyish brown with shallow longitudinal fissures bark in old.

Leaves are opposite, elliptic, obovate or oblong, acute or obtuse at the apex, cuneate or rounded at the base, crenate with caducous short aristate tips on the margin, coriaceous, deep green and lustrous above, paler beneath.

Flowering in June to July on new shoots, greenish-white flowers

Capsules riping pink to brownish in November to December.

This is commonly found on thickets and woods near the sea in the warn temperate zone of Japan.

It is planted for garden trees and for the hedge.

Distribution ; Hokkaido (south), Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Ryukyu, Cheju Island, China


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