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Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’

Spindle 'Red Cascade'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & November
  • Height4m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourGreen, yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green, deep crimson
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’ (Spindle 'Red Cascade'). This Spindle has dark green, oval leaves which turn deep crimson in autumn, and attractive rose-pink fruits, which split open to reveal the orange seeds (arils).

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for autumn colour and ornamental fruits.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

All parts of the plant are toxic.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Caterpillars, scale insects, powdery mildew.

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