Euonymus batakensis Hayata
Euonymus platycline Ohwi
Euonymus tanakae Maxim.
Genitia batakensis (Hayata) Nakai
Genitia carnosus (Hemsl.) H.L.Li & Ding Hou
Genitia tanakae (Maxim.) Nakai
Masakia carnosa (Hemsl.) Nakai
Euonymus carnosus is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 8 metres tall. The short bole can be 10cm in diameter[
The plant is possibly harvested from the wild for local use as a food. The leaf blades turn a fresh red or purple in
late autumn, giving the plant a high ornamental value[
We have seen no specific reports of toxicity for this species, but there is a report in the Flora of the USSR Volume 14 that all parts of the plants in this genus are more or less poisonous[
E. Asia - southeast China, Japan
Forests, woodland; at elevations from near sea level to 2,000 metres[
]. Grows near the sea shore in S. Japan[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Euonymus carnosus is found in the warm temperate and subtropical regions of southeastern China.
Euonymus species generally thrive in almost any soil, including chalk, and are particularly suited to dry shaded areas[
]. They usually prefer a well-drained loamy soil[
]. (as Euonymus tanakae). No further details are given. This report should be treated with some caution since many members of this genus are poisonous.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[
]. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification, so should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame[
]. The seed can take 18 months to germinate. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 7cm long taken at a node or with a heel, mid summer in a frame. Very easy[