Euonymus europaeus


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Euonymus europaeus

plant in the family Celastraceae; contains a toxic cardiac glycoside, evonoside, with a digitalis-like action. Called also spindle tree, skewer wood.
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Autumn colour is a must so I am thinking of Euonymus europaeus with its scarlet leaves and wonderful red-orange fruits.
Euonymus europaeus Red Cascade: Seen either as a shrub or trained as a small tree, this form of our native hedgerow spindle boasts a combination of bright red autumn foliage, turning purple as it ages, which colours at the same time as its generous crops of red and orange fruits.
Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade': Seen either as a shrub or trained as a small tree, this form of our native hedgerow spindle boasts a combination of bright red autumn foliage, turning purple as it ages, which colours at the same time as its generous crops of red and orange fruits.
holly), Hedera helix (ivy in springtime) and Euonymus europaeus (spindle tree).
Others include ilex aquifolium (English holly), malus prunifolia (crab apple), euonymus europaeus (spindle), rosa rugosa, viburnum opulus (Guelder rose) and the non-native buddleia davidii Black Knight (butterfly bush).
And featuring in the unusual and beautiful category is Euonymus europaeus - the spindle tree.