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Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus' (Siebold eleutherococcus 'Variegatus')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

Other names

Siebold eleutherococcus 'Variegatus', Variegated siebold eleutherococcus, Aralia pentaphylla, Acanthopanax pentaphylla, Acanthopanax spinosus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Ukogi, Five-leaved aralia 'Variegatus', Angelica shrub 'Variegatus'

Genus

Eleutherococcus Eleutherococcus

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatus' _ 'Variegatus' is a spiny, semi-climbing, suckering, deciduous shrub bearing slender, arching, cane-like branches, palmate leaves with ovate, toothed, bright green and white, variegated leaflets, and umbels of small, star-shaped, greenish-white flowers in late spring and early summer followed by round, black fruit.


Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus' is: Deciduous

Habit

Suckering

Toxicity

All parts are toxic if ingested.

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green, Variegated, White in Spring; White, Bright-green, Variegated in Summer; White, Variegated, Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Promptly remove suckers to maintain appearance unless naturalizing.

Propagation

Sow seed in a seedbed in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed, Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Suckers


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Where to grow

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus' (Siebold eleutherococcus 'Variegatus') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Planted in groups, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in poor, dry soil, preferably in full sun. Tolerates shade and a wide range of soil conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

Other names

Siebold eleutherococcus 'Variegatus', Variegated siebold eleutherococcus, Aralia pentaphylla, Acanthopanax pentaphylla, Acanthopanax spinosus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Ukogi, Five-leaved aralia 'Variegatus', Angelica shrub 'Variegatus'

Genus

Eleutherococcus Eleutherococcus

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatus' _ 'Variegatus' is a spiny, semi-climbing, suckering, deciduous shrub bearing slender, arching, cane-like branches, palmate leaves with ovate, toothed, bright green and white, variegated leaflets, and umbels of small, star-shaped, greenish-white flowers in late spring and early summer followed by round, black fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Suckering

Toxicity

All parts are toxic if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green, Variegated, White in Spring; White, Bright-green, Variegated in Summer; White, Variegated, Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Promptly remove suckers to maintain appearance unless naturalizing.

Propagation

Sow seed in a seedbed in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed, Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus' (Siebold eleutherococcus 'Variegatus') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Planted in groups, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in poor, dry soil, preferably in full sun. Tolerates shade and a wide range of soil conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus' (Siebold eleutherococcus 'Variegatus')

Common pest name

Leaf spot: ginseng; Leaf spot: ornamentals

Scientific pest name

Alternaria panax

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A leaf spot disease; some commonly grown pot plants are hosts but main damage is to ginseng.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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