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Euonymus europaeus var. intermedius

Spindle

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & October
  • Height2.5m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourGreen white red purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green, red, orange

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Woodland plantings, autumn colour, unusual and colourful fruit.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Plant near another Euonymus europaeus to increase fruiting.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be attacked by caterpillars and some species are susceptible to mildew.

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