Young plants of Euonymus oxyphyllus have enjoyed this summer’s climate. The fruit produced are held pendulously on this season’s growth.

The fleshy capsule, segmented into five parts is a rich dark red enclosing several orange seeds.

The added bonus is autumn colour of increased intensity with the late warm dry spell.

Collected in Japan where it was growing on an east facing embankment in a dry stony loam at 1075m.

Euonymus oxyphyllus. Photo Tony Garn

Euonymus oxyphyllus

Euonymus oxyphyllus. Photo by Tony Garn

Euonymus oxyphyllus