|Scientific Name:||Euonymus hamiltonianus Wall. var. sieboldianus (Bl.) Komar.|
|Author:||Nathaniel Wallich 1786-1854|
|Common Name:||A Japanese Spindle-Tree, Yeddo Euonymus|
In the winter of 1980 seed of Euonymus hamiltonianus var. sieboldianus arrived from the Tokyo University Botanical Gardens, Japan. The three resulting plants now adorn: the Terrace below the Visitor Centre; the Rhododendron Species area, just above the Proteaceae section and Bed EW121 in the lower section of the Plant Explorers’ Walk.
Cultivated for its numerous pink fruits the specimen on the Plant Explorers’ Walk has the most graceful habit and pale fruit with deep pink seeds visible when the capsule splits. This small tree is said to perform best when grown out of full sun and it survives in most soil types except heavy clay. It does require a generous water supply as its natural home is the hill-country and mountains of Japan.
These captivating fruits seem well-suited to floral decorations but the literature was silent on this subject. Maybe you could find out more by enrolling in:
FLORAL ARTISTRY at Mount Tomah Botanic Garden
Saturday 19 June
1pm – 4pm.
Create a fresh flower basket. Tuition by internationally renowned florist Robyn Matthews, who is well qualified and greatly respected in the industry. Robyn will be sharing some of her tips on successful flower arranging that will help participants make eye-catching floral art.
Afternoon tea and materials incl.
Bookings 4567 3015.
Garden Information Officer