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Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

Winged spindle tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & November
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread3m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourGreen, white
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ (Winged spindle tree). Leaves are oval, dark green turning to red in autumn. Has green-white, insignificant flowers in the summer, followed by small, purple or red fruit.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, hedging, border, fruit

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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