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Question: We have a Golden Euonymus and we need to know how big it will get and where it should be planted. Whether it should be inside or out and what temperatures it needs to be in. How much Water it needs etc. please help me.

Answer: Most of the euonymus plants sold at nurseries are named types of Euonymus fortunei. This is a hardy and extremely versatile plant that grows like a cross between a shrub and a vine. If there is something for it to climb on it will cling and climb, but if there is nothing nearby it will grow more like a groundcover. Eventually, it may begin to grow upright like a shrub but probably will not be very tall. All of these euonymus are fairly easy to grow and will tolerate sun or shade and need only average soil and moisture conditions. Although I am not familiar with one called simply "Golden" the name would describe any number of varieties of this plant so I am guessing this is what you have. It would ultimately be best planted outdoors, although if it has been kept indoors until now I think you would risk shocking it if you plant it outside in midwinter. If this is the case, I would keep it in a very cool (but above freezing) and bright location until spring when the weather begins to moderate and then plant it outdoors.

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