EUONYMUS

Commonly known as Spindle tree

Genus of about 130 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen shrubs, trees and climbers found mainly in woodland and thickets mainly in Asia.

Our UK native, E. europaeus, known for its red seed capsules and orange seeds,  is found mainly on chalk so absent in Scotland. The very hard wood was used for making skewers and spindles, hence the common name.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Semi evergreen, and evergreen shrubs, trees and climbers
  • Full sun
    Or light shade --deciduous species more tolerant of dry soil. Shelter evergreens from cold winds.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their foliage, autumn colour and ornamental fruits.
    Pests & Diseases
    Caterpillars, vine weevil, scale insects, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Asia
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile well drained soil
Euonymus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of EUONYMUS

EUONYMUS alatus

EUONYMUS alatus

Winged spindle

spindle berry with good autumn colour and fruits

 
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EUONYMUS americanus var. angustifolius

EUONYMUS americanus var. angustifolius

Spindle tree, Strawberry bush

glossy, lanceolate green leaves

 
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EUONYMUS europaeus 'Red Cascade'

EUONYMUS europaeus 'Red Cascade'

Ornamental spindle

bright red seed capsules and good autumn colour

 
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£65.00 each 
EUONYMUS fortunei 'Blondy'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Blondy'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

broad golden variegated leaves

 
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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

foliage variegated white green and pink

 
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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

foliage variegated gold & green

 
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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Golden Harlequin'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Golden Harlequin'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

colourful irregularly variegated leaves with marbled lime-green, yellow and pale green

 
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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Harlequin'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Harlequin'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

compact grower with silver variegated foliage and pure white young shoots

 
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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Silver Queen'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Silver Queen'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

variegated green & white foliage

 
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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Sunspot'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Sunspot'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

excellent ground covering form with dark green leaves splashed bright gold

 
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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Wolong Ghost'

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Wolong Ghost'

Evergreen bittersweet, Spindle tree

vigorous climbing variety which will take on and look superb on any large tree even in full shade. Narrow dark geen leaves with attractive white veining

 
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EUONYMUS grandiflorus 'Ruby Wine'

EUONYMUS grandiflorus 'Ruby Wine'

Spindle tree

long thick toothed leaves and large yellowish flowers. Pink seed capsules in the autumn

 
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EUONYMUS hamiltonianus 'Coral Charm'

EUONYMUS hamiltonianus 'Coral Charm'

Spindle tree

spreading habit and pink fruits with orange or red coated seeds. Yellow leaves in autumn

 
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EUONYMUS hamiltonianus 'Indian Summer'

Spindle tree

long-lasting red autumn colour. Dark pink fruit

 
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EUONYMUS hamiltonianus 'Rising Sun'

EUONYMUS hamiltonianus 'Rising Sun'

Spindle tree

pink-red autumn foliage and seed capsules

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus

EUONYMUS japonicus

Japanese spindle

forms an excellent evergreen hedge especially in exposed conditions

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Aureus'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Aureus'

Japanese spindle

handsome bright green leaves with central gold splash

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Duc D'Anjou'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Duc D'Anjou'

Japanese spindle

variegated shades of green and gold

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Kathy'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Kathy'

Japanese spindle

green leaves splashed & marginated white

 
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EUONYMUS macropterus 'Mount Fuji'

EUONYMUS macropterus 'Mount Fuji'

Spindle

cream flowers followed by large, dark red, winged fruits

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Albovariegatus'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Albovariegatus'

Spindle

('Microphyllus Variegatus') - compact, silver foliage

 
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EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Pulchellus'

EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus Pulchellus'

Spindle

('Microphyllus Aureus') - compact with gold foliage

 
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EUONYMUS myrianthus

Spindle

upright shrub. Orange-yellow fruit

 
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EUONYMUS phellomanus

EUONYMUS phellomanus

Spindle

small green/yellow flowers in spring followed by brilliant pink fruits in autumn. Fruits split to reveal bright orange seeds. Corky winged stems and excellent autumn colour. Deciduous large shrub

 
£19.50 each 
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EUONYMUS planipes

EUONYMUS planipes

Spindle

a handsome species with scarlet fruits and brilliant autumn foliage

 
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EUONYMUS porphyreus

EUONYMUS porphyreus

Spindle

narrow leaves and purple-red flowers

 
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