Mature foliage of EUONYMUS japonicus 'Benkomasaki'
  • Mature foliage of EUONYMUS japonicus 'Benkomasaki'
  • Spring shoots of EUONYMUS japonicus 'Benkomasaki' in March

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Benkomasaki' (Erecta, Jean Hughes, Japanese Spindle)


This Japanese spindle has not only a column like shape, but its branches grow extremely upright. The leaves of EUONYMUS japonicus 'Benkomasaki' are situated around the branches in a very regular manner.

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This Japanese Spindle has a particularly erect shape. The general form of EUONYMUS japonicus 'Benkomasaki' is not only columnar, but its branches rise almost vertically towards the sky. Its evergreen foliage has a beautiful dark green and its spring shoots are light green. The leaves grow in a very orderly fashion around the branches.


In order to learn more about EUONYMUS japonicus 'Benkomasaki' (Erecta, Jean Hughes, Japanese Spindle) , its planting and how to take care of it, discover below important technical facts. If there are multiple options shown (for example: nature of soil), this means they are all suitable for the plant.

Approximate height after 10 years
50 - 100 cm
Possible spots for planting
full sun (from noon until 5 p.m. minimum), half shade (no sun from noon until 5 p.m.), shade (no direct sunlight)
Special interest in spring
Special interest in summer
Special interest in autumn
Special interest in winter
Color of foliage
Kind of foliage
Possible uses
hedge, pot, bedding
Need of humidity
dry, mean, humid
Cold resistance
hardy under -20°C
Acceptable kind of soil
light, normal, heavy
Acceptable pH
neutral (between 6.5 and 7.5), calcareous (more than 7.5)
Pruning period
march, april
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