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Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

Compact winged spindle tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & November
  • Height1m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green to crimson-red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown mainly for autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

All parts of this plant are toxic, when ingested.

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Caterpillars, vine weevils, powdery mildew and leaf spot.

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