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Euonymus latifolius

Broad-leaved spindle

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & November
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Euonymus latifolius (Broad-leaved spindle). This is a deciduous shrub or small tree the leaves are oblong to elliptical and medium to dark green. The flowers are produced in clusters of pale pink small bloom in late spring to early summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Europe & Turkey

Interest and use

It has good autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in well-drained soil with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for caterpillars, powdery mildew and leaf spot.

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