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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

7a

USDA zone

-18°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

Compact Winged Spindle Tree 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 with Compact Winged Spindle Tree

Generally pest free but can suffer from powdery mildew

How to harvest Compact Winged Spindle Tree

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Compact Winged Spindle Tree

Cuttings

Take Semi hardwood cuttings

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Compact Winged Spindle Tree

Attractive Bark - corky ridges on branches

Winter colour

Hedge plant

Other uses of Compact Winged Spindle Tree

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