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.
Youll 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 youre 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
Spindle should be pruned in late Winter to early Spring.
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 Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £60 incl VAT) ||Orders of £60 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
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