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 'Compactus'

compact spindletree

Photo of Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'


A compact, dense, bushy, deciduous shrub or small tree with dark green leaves turning brilliant shades of strawberry-red in autumn. This winged spindle is named after the large, corky wings that are revealed after it has shed its leaves. Best planted in an area where the sun catches the spectacular autumn foliage, it makes an excellent specimen plant for a well-drained shrub border or woodland edge


  • Shrubs

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers
  • Gravel garden

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Winter interest
  • Autumn interest
  • Architectural

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: Small

Pot size: Root balled

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 150cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun
  • Shade


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline