Japanese Spindle

Euonymus japonicus

  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Japanese Spindle
  • Flower name
    Japanese Spindle
  • Scientific name
    Euonymus japonicus
  • AliasJapanese Spindle, 正木
  • Place of originJapan, China
  • Place of floweringSeashore
  • Flowering seasonJune, July

What is Japanese Spindle

Japanese Spindle or Masaki (Scientific name: Euonymus japonicus) is an evergreen broadleaved shrub belonging to the family Celastraceae, native to China and Japan. It grows naturally in coast and surrounding areas of Japan except for Okinawa. In the summer, spread the inflorescences from the axils, and light yellow-green four flowers are blooming. We will have red fruits in autumn and winter. The leaves are shiny and thick. When the fruit ripens it will split 4 and the seeds covered with vermiform red seed coat will be exposed from inside. It is used as a hedge because it is a garden tree and it is strong against pruning. There are Japanese Cheesewood or Tobera (scientific name: Pittosporum tobir) which are red fruits at the same time, but it is actually sticky, it can be distinguished by the fact that the leaves are spatula and there is no serrated teeth.

Generic name: Japanese Spindle or Masaki , Scientific name: Euonymus japonicus, Plant of Origin: Japan, China, Distribution Location: Okinawa Excluding Japan, Environment: coast and surrounding area, tree height: 2 to 5 m, stem color: green, material color: yellowish white, leaf color: green, leaves: birth, leaf shape: oval, leaf margin: gentle serrated, , Flower color: white to light yellowish green, flower: 0.6 to 0.8 cm, number of petals: 4, number of stamens: 4, fruit diameter: 0.8 cm, fruit shape: spherical, flowering period: June to July, : November to January of the following year.


  • Eye
    Celastrales
  • Family
    Celastraceae
  • Genus
    Euonymus
  • Species
    E. japonicus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typean evergreen broadleaved shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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