Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’


  • Botanical name: Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen'
  • Common name: Euonymus
  • Family: Celastraceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
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Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ is a versatile evergreen shrub, bearing dark green leaves with pretty pink-white margins. Inconspicuous pale green flowers appear in summer, sometimes followed by pale pink fruits. It makes an excellent specimen shrub in a mixed or shrub border, and can also be clipped into a formal hedge.


Grow Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut back by one-third the first spring after planting to encourage bushy growth, and remove any plain green reverted stems whenever you find them.

How to grow Euonymus 'Silver Queen'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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Do not Prune in January

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Euonymus 'Silver Queen' and wildlife

Euonymus 'Silver Queen' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Euonymus 'Silver Queen' poisonous?

Euonymus 'Silver Queen' can be toxic.

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No reported toxicity to Birds

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No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People