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Questions About Euonymus Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 23, 2011

Q. Euonymus Golden Leaf Color

I recently purchased two Euonymus Golden shrubs for the front yard. The leaves are a beautiful green and golden yellow. I noticed online that some pictures of these shrubs show plants that have leaves that are almost entirely yellow. I did read that allowing more sunlight increases the yellowing in the leaves but I was wondering if there is anything that I can add to the soil to encourage more golden color?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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The sunlight is the only thing that will encourage more yellow in a healthy way. It has to do with how much energy the plant can produce from the sun.

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Asked by
howkeld on
July 9, 2011

Q. Problem With a Euonymus

Lost leaves in a patch and stems and branches discolored with brown spots. This is an old shrub, which is growing up wall at side of house. Hope I don’t lose it!

Answered by
Heather on
July 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like it has a fungus. Treat the plant with a fungicide and that should improve it.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 30, 2011

Q. Infestation on Euonymous

Just noticed approx. 1/8 inches white straight ‘dashes’ on my euonymus leaves (top and underside) as well at the woody branches. There are also some brown, sesame seed sized critters on some of the leaves. Immediately ripped these 7-8 year old evergreens from the ground, thinking it was a scale infestation. Now I am wondering if the white things are actually eggs from another insect. If I misdiagnosed the problem, could this plant have been saved? If it IS a true big-deal problem, how extensively should I clean up the area? Replace soil, mulch, of course remove all parts of the plant? Spray an inscecticide? Burn all parts of the plant? There is a boxwood, rose barberry, roses and rue nearby. Should I treat them with anything? All I see is a few of the white ‘dashes’ on some of the rose petals.

Answered by
roseman on
July 30, 2011
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For the roses and the others I would recommend spraying them with an insecticide immediately to help with gaining control. Then give all of them some Bayer Tree & Shrub Systemic Granular Insecticide with additives. The two together should get you into the control category.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 29, 2013

Q. Brown Leaves on Euonymus

I have the regular euonymus – green with white around the edges. They are small, compact little bushes. A few of them have started getting brown leaves interspersed with the rest of their leaves. There is not a lot of them but enough that they are quite noticeable. They are falling off and making a pile all around the bush. I’m not sure what is causing this. Anything you can help me with would be great.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
July 30, 2013
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Euonymus can lose a few leaves without hurting the plant. If it's just a few leaves, I wouldn't be too concerned. Just as we lose a few hairs at times, plants lose leaves. However if it continues or gets worse, that might be a sign of several things. One problem could be powdery mildew, this can be controlled by using neem oil.

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Asked by
Mani gardener on
May 13, 2014

Q. Identification please

Heavy (weight) growth, dense wood type material, with wood lice and other insects in centre. Found on Euonymus Silver Queen, photo available.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 17, 2014
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You can send us a photo through this site: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ask-a-question/

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Asked by
jamesedwards99 on
July 25, 2015

Q. euonymous caterpillars

My variegated euonymous has died back and noticed what looks like lots of small black caterpillars on under leaf of what remains of my once beautiful shrub. What is it? What are they and can I stop it?

Answered by
jamesedwards99 on
July 27, 2015
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no think its scale but what ever it is the big ones that appear black with little hairs are sucking the sap outta the leaves any help please?

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Answered by
jamesedwards99 on
July 25, 2015
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they are catapillers

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 19, 2015

Q. euonymus

What type of euonymus is this and what can I plant with it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 20, 2015
Certified Expert
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It is definitely one of the variegated forms, and though I cannot be 100% positive, I believe it is the Emerald Gaiety Euonymus.

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