Euonymus japonicus is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae, native to Japan, Korea and China. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 2–8 m tall, with opposite, oval leaves 3–7 cm long with finely serrated margins.
Euonymus japonicus is quite popular among landscapers and gardeners in its native land and often found in gardens and parks. Despite having toxic characteristics, Evergreen Euonymus plants are incredibly aesthetic and look perfect when lined alongside a garden bed. Besides the Japanese, China, and Korea, the plant has been naturalized in North America and Europe. Being tolerant of trimming and being quite hardy, they are loved by many gardening enthusiasts. Invasive in southeast and northeast USA.