Joy Creek Nursery

570-002D4   Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'  

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'
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For many years, this shrub was known to us as Acanthopanax. It has taken a while to get used to saying Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'. Hopefully the name will not deter customers from buying this attractive Japanese shrub. Because it is deciduous, it is easy to see its densely branched shape in winter. The stippled branches are both arching and upright. It is also possible to see the short thorns at the base of each dormant leaf bud. All of this becomes invisible in the spring when the leaves begin to grow. Even though the cream variegation is irregular on the mid-green leaves, the overall effect is a sense of balance between green and white. The small star-shaped flowers are solitary and give rise to small black fruits later in the summer.

Late spring.  11 ft. x 8-9 ft.

Green White flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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