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Euonymus europaeus var. intermedius

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A vigorous native shrub, Euonymus europaeus 'Intermedius' has superb autumn colour and bright pink fruit which split to reveal glowing orange seeds. The leaves are dark green in summer and turn rich orange and red in October.

An unusual backdrop shrub in flowering borders and superb woodland plant.

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

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Euonymus europaeus  var. intermedius | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
Habit: Large branching shrub.
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft) to 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: This plant will produce much better displays of fruit when planted near and pollinated by another Euonymus europaeus cultivar.

The fruit and buds of this plant can be toxic and should not be eaten.

Plant Finder: about Euonymus europaeus var. intermedius

Common names



Euonymus europaeus var. intermedius (Spindle). This is a vigourous variety of the native Spindle, with dark green oval leaves turning red and orange in autumn. Pink fruit with orange arils are produced from October.


Plant near another Euonymus europaeus to increase fruiting.

Interest and use

Woodland plantings, autumn colour, unusual and colourful fruit.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Euonymus europaeus  var. intermedius | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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