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Euonymus alatus - 'Apterus'

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Euonymus alatus - Cultivation Notes

This small tree will flourish in most well drained garden soils, especially chalky soils. This small tree will grow in semi shade, but for best autumn colour plant in full sun. Avoid pruning, limiting to shaping plant or removing dead wood.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Euonymus alatus:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Euonymus alatus

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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View other types of shrubs with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Uonymus, Uonimus, Euonimus, Euonimus, Euonemus

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