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Spindle Trees

Euonymus spp.

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H6-H2

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Spindle Trees Overview

The genus Euonymus is home to nearly 200 deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrubs, trees and climbers. They are typically cultivated for their attractive foliage and autumn colour - of their leaves and fruits. Also known as spindle trees, Euonymus originate from woodland environments in Asia and make lovely specimen plants. They may also be used effectively as hedging or ground cover. Their flowers are small, discrete and coloured green, yellow, pink or maroon, depending on species. Many cultivars and hybrids have been selected for different qualities. Those with variegated foliage are particularly popular and very useful for brightening up a shady corner - even in winter.

Common problems with Spindle Trees

How to propagate Spindle Trees

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Spindle Trees

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Hedge plant

Autumn colour

Winter colour

Other uses of Spindle Trees

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour and fruits also used for flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.