Spindle Tree

Euonymus spp.

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The genus Euonymus contains approximately 175 deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrubs, trees and climbers. They are typically cultivated for their attractive foliage and good autumn colour - of their leaves and fruits. Species originate from woodland environments in Asia and make lovely specimen plants. They may also be used effectively as hedging or ground cover. Flowers are small, discrete and coloured green, yellow, pink or maroon, across different species. Many cultivars and hybrids have been selected for different qualities - those with variegated foliage being particularly popular. Toxic on ingestion.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn, Winter

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Hedge plant

Autumn colour

Special features

Origin

Asia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand, Clay

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Celastraceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Green, Insignificant, White, Purple, Red, Brown

Scent

None