euonymus tree?

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  1. teresa

    teresa Active Member

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    I was in Campbell River today and saw a rare, 15-20 foot tall, multi trunk, variegated broadleaf evergreen tree that the owner said is a type of euonymus? Anyone know what this tree might be? Sorry I don't have a photo...
     
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    I think the owner could be right. Another possibility could be variegated Buxus, but Buxus leaves are small.

    Any hope for a picture?
     
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    Still another possibility could be some kind of variegated Ligustrum.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Apparently Euonymus europaeus can grow to 30 feet. As far as I can tell, a couple of varieties have variegated leaves.

    Do any of these look familiar?

    Euonymus europaeus 'Variegatus'
    Variegated form with irregular variegation; some branches have cream-white leaves, other green and a part has nice variegated leaves.
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    Photo from DUTCH PLANTCOLLECTIONS

    Euonymus europaeus 'Aucubifolius'
    The leaves of this cv. have white spots when full-grown.
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    Photo from DUTCH PLANTCOLLECTIONS
     
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    No, those don't look like the leaves...when I first saw it I thought it was variegated weigela...then guessed variegated pieris even though I'd never seen one that large. I don't live in Campbell River so not sure when I'll get back to photograph it.
     

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