Euonymus alatus (also called Winged spindle tree)
Neat shrub for bright autumn colour, corky winged stems. This shrub doesn't look much in summer but takes on incredibly rich colours in autumn when the leaves turn pinky-crimson. The bare odd-looking stems also add some winter interest.
Scarlet/crimson foliage in autumn.
Lanceolate leaves, dark in spring, red in autumn. H: 250cm S: 300cm
Corky, winged stems.
Flowers small and insignificant.
Purple and red fruits which split open to form four winged lobes with a bright orange seed at the centre.
Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist.
Slow growing so little needed but can be cut back hard if needed in May. Generally pest free but may be affected by powdery mildew in dry weather.
Plant seeds November to March. Layer shoots or plant cuttings in summer.
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