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Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’

Common spindle

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & October
  • Height5m to 8m
  • Spread2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourGreenish
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’ (Common spindle). A deciduous, bushy shrub or small tree with narrowly oval, medium green leaves which redden in autumn, together with red fruits appearing with orange seeds. In early summer, inconspicuous, greenish flowers appear.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Spindle tree

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Producing ornamental fruits. Spring/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need sun or semi-shade in any well drained soil. If grown in full sun, soil for evergreen species should not be very dry.

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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