Aptly known as the Burning Bush, Euonymus alatus is a striking deciduous shrub which provides the garden with a blaze of dramatic crimson during the autumn months. Originating from Japan and China, it has a dense and bushy habit with large, wing-like leaves which taper to points of up to 7cm long. The foliage of Euonymus alatus begins a deep bottle green before turning a startlingly vibrant red; with small pale green flowers flourishing in August to September. The beautiful flowers then give way to eye-catching reddish-purple fruits. This remarkable hardy shrub reaches heights of 2m, so is a great addition to brighten up garden borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Bare root plants supplied.
|Mature Height||200 cm|
|Mature Spread||300 cm|
|Planting||Plant with soil firmly surrounding the roots and with a space on both sides for roots to expand.|
|Soil Type||Any well drained, reasonable soil|
Planting & Growing Instructions
Little pruning required but you can remove any unwanted or badly formed shoots in late winter/early spring. The Euonymus (Spindle Tree) can be planted in most types of well drained, relatively fertile soil. It is best to plant them in full sun or partial shaded areas.