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eu·on·y·mus

 (yo͞o-ŏn′ə-məs)
n.
Any of various trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Euonymus, many species of which are cultivated for their decorative foliage. Also called spindle tree.

[Latin euōnymus, a kind of tree growing in Lesbos, from Greek euōnumos, of good name : eu-, eu- + onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

euonymus

(juːˈɒnɪməs) or

evonymus

n
(Plants) any tree or shrub of the N temperate genus Euonymus, such as the spindle tree, whose seeds are each enclosed in a fleshy, typically red, aril: family Celastraceae
[C18: from Latin: spindle tree, from Greek euōnumos fortunately named, from eu- + onoma name]

eu•on•y•mus

(yuˈɒn ə məs)

n.
any shrub or vine of the genus Euonymus, of the staff-tree family, usu. having glossy evergreen leaves and clusters of orange or red fruits in open capsules. Also called spindle tree.
[1760–70; < New Latin; Latin, n. use of Greek euṓnymos of good name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.euonymus - widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vinesEuonymus - widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Celastraceae, family Celastraceae, spindle-tree family, staff-tree family - trees and shrubs and woody vines usually having bright-colored fruits
spindle tree, spindleberry, spindleberry tree - any shrubby trees or woody vines of the genus Euonymus having showy usually reddish berries
Euonymus atropurpureus, wahoo, burning bush - deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
Euonymus americanus, strawberry bush, wahoo - upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seeds; the eastern United States from New York to Florida and Texas
Euonymus fortunei radicans, Euonymus radicans vegetus, evergreen bittersweet - broad and bushy Asiatic twining shrub with pinkish fruit; many subspecies or varieties
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At this time of year evergreens come into their own, especially those that have bright foliage such as Euonymus Emerald and Gold and Emerald Gaiety.
The spindle tree, euonymus, is one of the best trees to provide bright autumn colour and is particularly welcome in small gardens because of its restricted size.
You could put white flowered geraniums and verbenas in the spotlight by combining them with silver-leaved artemisias and the blue-leaved grass Elijah Blue - or green and white variegated euonymus.
Mix interesting foliage plants such as Cordylines, Carex Evergold, Heuchera Palace Purple, small conifers and euonymus with winter flowering pansies or heathers.
A Royal Horticultural Society award-winning plant, Euonymus alatus is a deciduous bush with vivid fiery red foliage in autumn followed by red/purple seed pods which attract birds.
One of my favourite plants at this time of the year is the spindle tree, Euonymus. It gains its common name because in times gone by the wood was used to make wool-spinning spindles.
EUONYMUS EMERALD GREEN Bright golden variegated leaves turn pinkish red in colder weather.
OFFER of the week A Royal Horticultural Society award-winning plant, Euonymus alatus is a deciduous bush with vivid fiery red foliage in autumn followed by red/purple seed pods which attract birds.
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