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Euonymus europaeus - 'Red Cascade' (Ornamental Spindle)

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Euonymus europaeus Description

This shrubby small tree is much loved for its display of vivid red autumn colour and red berries (which are also poisonous). Ideal for natural planting on a woodland edge, or at back of border. 3m tall x 3m


Euonymus europaeus - 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 europaeus:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • 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 europaeus

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap

Design & Plant Use for Euonymus europaeus:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour

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