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Euonymus wilsonii

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A very rare and evergreen shrub, capable of climbing, with elegant lanceolate leaves tapering to a long slender point. Fruits are highly characterisic, hanging on a stalk perhaps 30mm long, forming a yellow capsule (aril) loosely resembling a hedgehog. Introduced from Mt Omei in western China in 1904. Fully hardy and very tolerant of most soils and aspects. Final height:3-4m

A rather mre technical description can be found in the 'Flora of China', which states that the fruiing capsules are red when fresh, yellow-brown or gray when dry, nearly globose, 1.5-2 cm in diam., 4-lobed, densely prickly, prickles 6-7 mm. The aril is bright red. Flowering period is Apr-May with fruiting during July to September.

Euonymus wilsonii is founds in forests and scrub at 1000-2600m in the Chinese provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan.