This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Flowers dioecious. Sepals 5. Petals 5, cohering at the base. Stamens from 5 to 15. Fruit a berry. Evergreen shrubs with glabrous often crenate leaves and small white flowers on axillary fascicled peduncles. About ten species, all Asiatic. The name is said to be derived from Evpvs, broad, ample, in allusion to the flowers; but it is hardly applicable, the flowers being rather small for the family.
1. E. latifolia variegata. - Under this name we have a pretty shrub in our gardens. Leaves quite glabrous, entire, oblong-lanceolate, obtusely acuminate, variegated chiefly on the margin with pale yellow. A native of Japan, and probably requiring protection in severe weather. This is perhaps one of the many forms of E. Japonica, a very variable species.