Euonymus miyakei Hayata
Euonymus xylocarpus C.Y.Cheng & Z.M.Gu
Euonymus gibber is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is possibly harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
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 - southern China (Guangdong, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan)
Woodlands or forests; at elevations from 100 - 1,600 metres[
Euonymus gibber is native to moderate elevations in the subtropical zone of southern 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[
This species is closely related to Euonymus cochinchinensis[
]. No further details but caution is advised since a number of species in 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[