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Euonymus alatus

Winged spindle tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & November
  • Height1m to 2.5m
  • Spread3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euonymus alatus (Winged spindle tree). This is an ornamental garden plant, it is grown mainly for its foliage which will turn a brilliant red in the autumn. It has a bushy spreading habit which form a clump much wider than it is tall. This shrub will not bloom, but the flowers are inconspicuous and are followed in the autumn by reddish-purple fruits.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental bark, foliage, hedging, border, fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They prefer full sun and should grow well in any average garden soil.

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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