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Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A popular dwarf cultivar, Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' has cool green summer leaves and shimmering, bright red autumn colour. The corky wings on the stems are still evident, but less prominent than those on a standard Euonymus alatus. A small shrub with exceptional autumn colour!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (25 - 30 cm tall)

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Euonymus alatus  ‘Compactus’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Euonymus alatus  ‘Compactus’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Euonymus alatus  ‘Compactus’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£16.50

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: July - August.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' grows to be a small, densely branching shrub.
Height: 1 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1 m (3 ft)

Notes: Although Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' does produce ornamental fruit, Euonymus phellomanus or Euonymus planipes are a much better choice if you require a fruiting Euonymus rather than autumn colour.

Plant Finder: about Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

Common names

Compact winged spindle tree

Description

Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ (Compact winged spindle tree). This is a small, spreading shrub, which develops prominent corky ridges on the branches. The leaves ovate-elliptic, and turn crimson to bright red in the autumn. Red-purple berries split open to reveal bright orange seed-casings (arils) in the autumn.

Cultivation

All parts of this plant are toxic, when ingested.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for autumn colour.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Euonymus alatus  ‘Compactus’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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