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SpindleEuonymus europaeus

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SpindleEuonymus europaeus

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Spindle (so named because the wood was used to make spindles) is a fabulous hedging plant (or small tree within a hedgerow) because of its unique autumn colour schemeMore InformationMore Information
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  • Average Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 5m
  • Has Berries
  • Planting Conditions: normal soil, sun or partial shade, exposed or sheltered, inland or coastal
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Planting Density
Spindle 40/60cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
5 to 7per metre
Spindle 40/60cm 2L Pot
3 to 5per metre
Spindle 60/90cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
5 to 7per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Spindle Hedge Plants Description

Spindle has bright pink capsules which open to reveal orange fruits, and blazing red leaves. It often retains the fruits well into Winter, even after the leaves have dropped, and looks spectacular in a sunny spot (but will tolerate partial shade). For the rest of the year, Euonymus Europaeus is a twiggy upright deciduous plant, with green pointed leaves which does well in all normal soils and situations, it will tolerate coastal positions and slightly wet sites. Its growth rate is average at about 45cm pa.

It flowers in May/June and although the flowers are inconspicuous, they are nectar rich so very attractive to pollinating insects, great for a bee friendly garden. See also our range of flowering hedge plants.

Two important points to mention: the leaves and fruits are harmful if eaten and because the fruits are so spectacular, they can be attractive to children so this is not a good choice to make if there's any danger of children eating the fruits. Also, the plant can be a host to the aphids which attack beans and beets so you wouldn't want this too near a vegetable garden or farm where these are grown.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Spindle should be pruned in late Winter to early Spring.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box12 delivery charge (orders up to 75 incl VAT) Orders of 75 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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