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Variagated leaves going pink

Hi friends
I have a variagated euonymus and ivy in different parts and aspects of my garden. Both have leaves which are tinged with pink. Is this normal? Have tried to find an answer on the WWW but nothing found.


  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 877
    Hello @Lizzybusy,

    This is not unusual for euonymus .... see below.

    I think it also happens with some types of ivy.

    Nothing to worry about .... it's just the cold.

    Bee x
    Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey   
  • Thanks for your response Bee. The link goes to a missing page, regretfully. I noticed the ivy going pink in July/August and thought it was due to lack of water so started to water it. The euonymus is in quite a dry place too but this has gone pink since we have had wet weather. Neither look like the are dying but not attractive really!
  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 877
    Hi Lizzybusy ...... if you copy and paste the whole link it will send you to the page. For some reason the software on this site has not added the end bit as a part of the link.

    I expect they will both perk up in Spring.
    Bee x

    Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey   
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,427
    In my town there's a little bed planted with Euonymus 'Emerald n Gold' and Hebe 'Red Edge'.  In the winter it's really pretty as the Euonymus takes on a pinkish tinge the same tone as the Hebe.   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,238
    The euronymus usually does go pink around the edges in the cold weather - so nothing to worry about.
  • Thanks Bee. It's not that type though. It's a light green leaf with white but don't think I have a label for it. Maybe Gaiety? Hope the plants recover next spring and hope we have a wetter summer. Never thought I would ever say that as since 1976 I have been hoping for a decent summer. I never had a garden in 1976. Be careful what you wish for, they say!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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