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Euonymus alatus

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A medium-sized shrub known for its superb red autumn colour, Euonymus alatus is slow growing and has distinctive corky 'wings' on its branchlets. Leaves are bright green and turn spectacular crimson-scarlet in autumn and can last on the plant for several weeks before falling.

Small numbers of vivid purplish-red fruit appear on the branches when mature.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Euonymus alatus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Euonymus alatus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Euonymus alatus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£12.50

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: July - August.
Flower Colour: Pale yellow
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Euonymus alatus Medium sized, densely branching shrub.
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Notes: Although Euonymus alatus does produce ornamental fruit, Euonymus phellomanus or Euonymus planipes are a much better choice if you prefer a plant with ornamental fruit, rather than autumn colour.

Plant Finder: about Euonymus alatus

Common names

Winged spindle tree

Description

Euonymus alatus (Winged spindle tree). This is an ornamental garden plant, it is grown mainly for its foliage which will turn a brilliant red in the autumn. It has a bushy spreading habit which form a clump much wider than it is tall. This shrub will not bloom, but the flowers are inconspicuous and are followed in the autumn by reddish-purple fruits.

Cultivation

They prefer full sun and should grow well in any average garden soil.

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental bark, foliage, hedging, border, fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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