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A picture of a Compact Winged Spindle Tree

Compact Winged Spindle Tree

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Also known as

Winged Spindle

Euonymous alatus by Gif absarnt (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Overview

This spreading deciduous small shrub has a compact habit. It's branches develop prominent corky ridges. It has mid green leaves, ovate-elliptic in shape that turn a rosy-red in autumn. Small green flowers appear in spring which develop into red-purple fruits containing orange seeds.

Common problems

Generally pest free but can suffer from powdery mildew

    Harvesting

    Generally not harvested.

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Take Semi hardwood cuttings

    Special Features

    Attractive Bark - corky ridges on branches

    Winter colour

    Uses

    This low maintenance shrub is used as hedging screens in city locations but also makes a valuable addition of flower borders providing height & structure.