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Plant ID please

peteSpeteS Posts: 964
Noticed this plant as I was walking past a communal planting area. At first glance I thought it was perhaps a form of golden privet, but now I'm not too sure. This particular one was about 2-3 ft high, but there were taller plants in the same area. It looked very impressive in the evening light.

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  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,490
    Euonymus fortunei
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 937
    The variety could be ‘Emerald n Gold’
    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,754
    I'd agree, and E. Emerald and Gold is readily available if you wanted to buy it. Very useful for awkward sites, and in shadier spots, and can be trimmed at any time if it gets too big. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 964
    @Perki @Athelas @Fairygirl
    Thanks for that. Does it retain it's colouration in shade and will it take readily to growing in a pot.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,293
    Very easy to propagate. Not that I'm suggesting anything😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 964
    Oh, now I know that @B3 I'll just go and....
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,610
     The colour is not so vibrant and it grows more slowly in dry shade.
     Retired Gardener, new build garden, clay soil, South Notts.


    The more I garden the less I know but the more pleasure I get from it. Monty Don 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,610
    I guess you could grow it in a pot but utimately it will really need to go in the garden.
    The plain green upright E Green Pillar would be a good choice for a pot. There is a new form in all the GC's plain green with cream coloured new growth called E Paloma Blanc.
     Retired Gardener, new build garden, clay soil, South Notts.


    The more I garden the less I know but the more pleasure I get from it. Monty Don 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,417
    Emerald 'n' gold sometimes has a tendency to revert (I don't know whether it's to do with mine being in dry shade or not). Watch out for any all-green shoots appearing and prune them right out down to where the all-green starts.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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