Spindle Trees – Euonymus Japonicus


Diving into the vast selection of tree options, the Spindle Hedging Tree, or Euonymus Japonicus, shines as a vibrant and versatile choice. Known for its resilience, year-round beauty, and flexibility in shaping, it offers unique advantages that make it an excellent tree selection.

Diving into the vast selection of tree options, the Spindle Hedging Tree, or Euonymus Japonicus, shines as a vibrant and versatile choice. Known for its resilience, year-round beauty, and flexibility in shaping, it offers unique advantages that make it an excellent tree selection.

One of the most captivating features of the Euonymus Japonicus is its bright, evergreen leaves. These stay lush and lively throughout the year, presenting a visual treat regardless of the season. The tree’s glossy green foliage acts as a canvas for the garden, providing a vibrant backdrop that beautifully complements other plant varieties.

Compared to other tree options, the Euonymus Japonicus is noteworthy for its versatility and adaptability. Not only can it serve as a standalone tree, but it can also be shaped into a stunning hedge, providing privacy and structure to your outdoor space. This versatility is not common among many other tree varieties, making the Spindle Hedging Tree a truly unique choice.

Another distinguishing trait is its hardiness. The Euonymus Japonicus is resistant to most common plant diseases, can withstand varying light conditions from full sun to partial shade, and tolerates a range of soil types, including clay, sandy, loamy, and chalky. This resilience makes it a robust option that can thrive in various environments.

The Spindle Hedging Tree is particularly well-suited to the UK’s varied climatic conditions. It’s capable of withstanding the country’s cold winters and can quickly recover from frost damage. The tree’s wind resistance and pollution tolerance also make it a good fit for both coastal regions and urban landscapes across the UK.

That being said, the Euonymus Japonicus does require some specific care. It’s a fast-growing tree that will need regular pruning to maintain its shape and size, particularly if you are growing it as a hedge. Also, while generally disease-resistant, the Spindle Hedging Tree can occasionally be affected by euonymus scale, a type of insect pest. Regular checks and timely treatment can keep this potential issue under control.

In conclusion, the Spindle Hedging Tree, with its appealing aesthetics, adaptability, and hardiness, makes for an excellent tree choice, whether you’re looking to add structure to your garden or introduce a touch of year-round greenery. Perfectly suited to the varied climates across the UK, the Euonymus Japonicus promises to add both beauty and versatility to your garden, serving as a testament to nature’s remarkable resilience and vibrancy.


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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










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