Golden Variegated Japanese Spindle Topiary – Euonymus Japonicus Elegant Aureus


Taking the art of topiary to new heights of splendour is the Golden Variegated Japanese Spindle Topiary, or Euonymus Japonicus ‘Elegant Aureus’. This elegant plant presents a vibrant spectacle of colour and form that makes it an outstanding topiary choice.

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Taking the art of topiary to new heights of splendour is the Golden Variegated Japanese Spindle Topiary, or Euonymus Japonicus ‘Elegant Aureus’. This elegant plant presents a vibrant spectacle of colour and form that makes it an outstanding topiary choice.

The ‘Elegant Aureus’ is an artist’s dream, with its glossy, variegated leaves that are dark green in the centre, framed by brilliant golden-yellow edges. This colourful display endures across all seasons, guaranteeing a vibrant topiary that catches the eye year-round.

In comparison to other topiary options, ‘Elegant Aureus’ provides an added layer of visual appeal. Its golden variegation offers a unique palette that can make your topiary designs truly stand out. And it’s not just about the colours: this Euonymus variant also boasts a dense, compact growth habit, which is ideal for shaping intricate topiary forms. Whether you’re aiming for a classic ball, a spiralling column, or an adventurous animal shape, the ‘Elegant Aureus’ is ready to accommodate your artistic vision.

Adaptability is another compelling trait of the ‘Elegant Aureus’. It can withstand the varied climates across the UK, from the colder regions to the milder southern areas. It’s frost-hardy, quickly recovering from any frost damage, and can adapt to a range of soil types, including clay, sandy, loamy, and chalky. This adaptability makes it a versatile choice for topiary enthusiasts across the UK.

The ‘Elegant Aureus’ further proves its resilience by tolerating wind and pollution. This makes it an excellent candidate for urban gardens and coastal landscapes, where these conditions are more prevalent. Regardless of where you are in the UK, this Euonymus variant is ready to bring its golden radiance to your topiary designs.

Despite its many strengths, there are a few aspects to consider when caring for the ‘Elegant Aureus’ as a topiary. It’s a relatively fast-growing plant, which is great for achieving your topiary shape relatively quickly, but also means that regular pruning is essential to maintain its form. Also, while generally disease-resistant, the ‘Elegant Aureus’ can be susceptible to euonymus scale, a type of insect pest. Regular monitoring and timely treatment can keep your topiary in optimal health.

In conclusion, the Golden Variegated Japanese Spindle Topiary, or Euonymus Japonicus ‘Elegant Aureus’, is a superb choice for anyone looking to explore the art of topiary. Its vibrant colours, robust nature, and adaptability make it a fantastic canvas for creating spectacular topiary designs. By choosing the ‘Elegant Aureus’, you’ll be stepping into a world of topiary art where golden hues play alongside deep green tones, offering endless opportunities for creativity.


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Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

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