Euonymus planipes Spindle

Description: Euonymus Planipes or the Flat-Stalked Spindle Tree is a deciduous shrub or small tree forming a graceful vase shape. The large, ovate mid-green leaves emerge in spring along with masses of tiny, greenish, star shaped flowers. Then followed by a profusion of dangling large, lobed pink-red fruits in autumn which split open to reveal the orange seeds within, accompanied by the deep purple-red foliage.

History: Native to the island of Sakhalin off the northern coast of Japan

Euonymus Growing Tips: These deciduous and evergreen trees will thrive in almost any soil incuding chalk as long as it's well-drained. Plant in full sun or partial shade.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 1.5m x 1.5m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife

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