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Euonymus phellomanus

Spindle tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & November
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourRed-pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Euonymus phellomanus (Spindle tree). This species of deciduous shrub will produce ovate to oblong medium green leaves. The flowers are red-pink and will bloom in the spring.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour and fruits also used for flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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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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