Euonymus are especially good for chalky gardens.
Euonymus nanus turkestanicus
A creeping evergreen species, quite different to the others with small narrow dark green leaves along wide-spreading stems. The leaves turn rich red brown shades in winter.
The flowers, though small, are plentiful and well worth looking out for. Small red spindle berries may follow.
Excellent in dry shade but very adaptable.
Euonymus cornutus quinquecornutus
Although greenish brown, the flowers are also very pretty, carried on thread-like stems and worth looking out for in early summer. Semi-evergreen, this is a nice small willowy shrub for shade. Young plants – slow-growing.
Similar to E.fortunei - this is a spreading evergreen suitable for dry shade. It has green spiky fruits that split to reveal orange fruits