European Spindle Hedging – Euonymus Europaeus


Euonymus Europaeus, commonly known as European Spindle, is a striking deciduous shrub that brings a burst of colour to any garden. Renowned for its vivid autumn foliage and distinctive fruits, this native European plant is a favourite for creating dynamic, colourful landscapes.

Introduction Euonymus Europaeus, commonly known as European Spindle, is a striking deciduous shrub that brings a burst of colour to any garden. Renowned for its vivid autumn foliage and distinctive fruits, this native European plant is a favourite for creating dynamic, colourful landscapes.

Captivating Aesthetic Appeal Autumnal Colour Explosion: The true charm of European Spindle lies in its spectacular autumn display. The leaves turn from a lush green to fiery shades of red, pink, and orange, creating a visual feast for the eyes.

Unique Fruit and Seeds: In autumn, the spindle tree produces an abundance of pink capsules that open to reveal bright orange seeds. These contrasting colours provide a unique and eye-catching feature in the garden.

Growth Characteristics Manageable Size and Form: Typically growing to 3-6 meters in height, Euonymus Europaeus has a bushy, compact form. This size makes it perfect for smaller gardens or as part of a mixed border in larger landscapes.

Hardy and Adaptable: European Spindle thrives in a wide range of soil types and is tolerant of both full sun and partial shade. It’s also resistant to most pests and diseases, making it a robust and versatile choice.

Care and Cultivation Planting and Positioning: To maximise its autumn colour, plant European Spindle in a sunny spot. It adapts well to different soil types, including urban environments.

Pruning and Maintenance: Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and encourage more vibrant growth. This shrub is relatively low-maintenance, making it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Landscape Uses Versatile Garden Addition: Use the European Spindle for hedging, as a standalone shrub, or as part of a mixed border. Its vibrant colours make it an excellent choice for adding interest to autumn and winter gardens.

Wildlife Attraction: The seeds are a food source for birds, while the dense foliage provides shelter, making it a valuable addition to wildlife gardens.

Conclusion The European Spindle, with its vivid autumn display and unique fruits, is a celebration of nature’s beauty. It offers an easy-care solution for adding seasonal colour and interest to any garden setting.

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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A

Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing










Colourful Foliage?


Hard Wood Cutbacks?



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