Euonymus europaeus

Common Spindle

A spreading deciduous shrub to 3m, with narrowly ovate leaves turning yellow or red in autumn, and panicles of small yellow flowers followed by 4-lobed red fruits which split to reveal orange seeds


Flowers:  Small yellow flowers in spring.

Fruit:  4-lobed red fruits which split to reveal orange seeds.

Leaves:  Narrow ovate leaves

Autumn colour:  Yellow to red.

Ultimate height:  3m

Uses:  Great native for autumn colour – leaves and seeds.


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