Euonymus alatus

Winged Euonymus
Euonymus alatus
Euonymus alatus
Euonymus alatus
Euonymus alatus
Euonymus alatus

I could not resist this plant once I had seen its incredible, bright red autumn display which fortunately persists on the plant for quite a couple of weeks, depending on its exposure to strong winds.

Another interesting feature is its winged bark which is a very striking focal point in winter.  The funnel-shaped plant is very neat in appearance and makes a very striking specimen shrub.  It is best grown in full sun to keep its shape and increased autumn colour.

 

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Small green-yellow flowers in spring with four petals.

Fruit:  N/A

Leaves:  Small ovate leaves which are light grey-green in colour.

Autumn colour:  Bright scarlet.

Ultimate height:  2m

Uses:  As a specimen shrub planted where the unusual bark can be appreciated, as well as the autumn colour.