Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

Spindle

£55.00View pricing options

(Compact Winged Spindle) A small spreading shrub developing corky ridges on the branches. Leaves give a stunning autumn show of colour and small green flowers are followed by red fruits with orange seeds. (Native to Asia) Read more

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Attractive bark
  • Award-winning
  • Prefers full sun
  • Autumn colour
  • Needs well-draining site

Container Options

Size Price
7L container £55.00
Full Description

Description: 'Compactus', also known as Winged Spindle is compact, dense, bushy, deciduous shrub or small tree with dark green leaves which gently arch and curl at their tips, turning brilliant shades of strawberry-red in autumn. This shrub also offers interest in early winter when its reddish purple fruits burst open to reveal bright orange seeds. The bark develops prominent corky ridges which are revealed after the leaves fall.

History: Originated from Asia.

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): 1m x 1.5m

Some FAQs

Tree Care

Your tree will have been pruned prior to despatch so there should be no need to prune straight away. Some varieties will benefit from being pruned later – please see the variety specific information.

We would advise watering your tree when planting and then regularly during the first summer in the ground. Thereafter the level of watering will depend on the soil and weather conditions. It is best to not let young trees dry out.

Check the ‘Advice’ section of our website on detailed information about how to plant a tree.

A free booklet with simple instructions will also be included with your order.

Trees should always be planted as soon as possible. The only exception would be bare root trees if the soil is very frozen or waterlogged, in which case heel the trees in until the ground is ready. Bare root trees must be planted before new growth appears in spring, this is usually in March.

If your tree is to be kept in a container, then we’d advise repotting into a larger container as soon as possible. Please check to see whether the tree is suitable for a pot before purchasing.

Delivery

Yes, you can collect the trees from the nursery. Please select the ‘Collect’ option when placing the order. We will email you as soon as your order is ready for collection.

The delivery charge is calculated according to the number of boxes needed to send the trees. One container grown tree will need one box; bare root trees vary but we can usually get about three in a box. The total delivery cost will be shown when you place the order.

We currently do not deliver to any addresses outside of mainland Great Britain.

We will notify you by email when your order has been despatched. It will usually be delivered within three days from notification.

Our boxes are 2 metres tall and 30cm square.

We are unable to offer a scheduled delivery service as we cannot guarantee an exact delivery date. We can aim for a specific week if you let us know.

Our courier company will leave the package in the safest place if there is no one there, so there is no need to sign for the delivery.

Container grown trees are available from August and bare root trees are available from November. We always aim to deliver your order as soon as every item is ready for despatch.

If the whole order is ready when purchased, it usually takes between 5 and 10 working days to arrive.

Returns

If you are unhappy with your tree when it arrives, please email sales@fpmatthews.co.uk within five working days and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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