The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Euonymus alatus

spindle tree

Photo of Euonymus alatus


A striking dense, bushy, deciduous shrub with corky wings on its branches. The leaves are dark green, oval, toothed, up to 7cm long and turn a spectacular dark red in autumn. The stems are 4-sided; the flowers are pale green and the fruit pale reddish-purple with bright orange arils round the seeds.


  • Shrubs

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Japanese style garden
  • Containers
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Autumn interest
  • Architectural
  • Fruit

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. While the plant is dormant in late-winter or early-spring remove any misplaced or crossing branches and older stems to achieve an open, permanent framework.


Size: Medium

Pot size: Root balled

Eventual height: 250cm

Eventual spread: 250cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline