Scientific Name: Euonymus europaeus
Common Name: common spindle tree, European euonymus
Family Name: Celastraceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Small garden/space, Wind break, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Obovate, Ovate, Crenate, Serrate, Serrulate
Flowers: Cyme, White, May
Fruit: Capsule, Pink, Red, Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Narrow, upright when young, broadening with age; leaves opposite, most elliptic, 4-7cm long x 2-3cm wide, margin finely serrate. Winter ID: imbricate plump tear-drop shaped flower buds.