Bright variegation on a very adaptable shrub. Each five-lobed green leaf displays a bold, creamy-white margin creating a spectacular contrast all through the growing season. Eleutherococcus 'Variegatus', also known as Variegated Fiveleaf Aralia, is an easy to grow, attractive shrub that is very adaptable; it is that sought-after plant that grows in dry shade. Tolerates both sandy and clay soils, and sun to shade exposures, and tough urban conditions. Drought resistant when established. Short spines where leaves connect to stems. Upright rounded habit.