This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V29", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The common Euony-mus is often used as a stock on which to graft the various evergreen Japanese kinds, and, strange as it may appear, the deciduous character of the stock does not seem to affect the scion in the least - at all events so far as my experience extends, and I have some hundreds treated in this way as well as on their own roots. The grafted plants certainly grow the faster, and suckers or shoots from the base of the plant do not seem likely to be any trouble. One thing with regard to grafted plants is that by employing strong vigorous young seedlings as stocks, standards can be formed if desired, for the Euonymus is by no means difficult to graft. They had better be kept under glass till the union is complete. In this way I have seen the creeping E. radicans in quite a new character, viz., grafted on a branching head of the Spindle tree, about 5 feet high. As several grafts were put on closely together, a dense head of foliage was formed, whence the long flexible shoots hung down for some distance. - Alpha, in Garden.
We re-produce this as affording a useful hint to our propagators, as so much useful material in ornamental gardening may be afforded by these plants. The only drawback in America to the use-' fulness of the Euonymus is the fondness of a species of scale insect for them.