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Spindle in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Euonymus

 

Spindle

Euonymus, often called spindle or spindle tree, is a genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees. The flowers are inconspicuous and of green or yellow shades. The leaves usually have a finely serrated margin. The deciduous species have eye catching autumn leaves. The evergreen species are often grown as climbers, ground cover or hedging that can be clipped into shape.

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plant Features
  • Spindle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Spindle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Spindle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Spindle likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
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plant information

Common name

Spindle

Latin name

Euonymus

type

Shrub

family

Celastraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Spindle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Spindle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Spindle likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Spindle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Spindle is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Euonymus

Euonymus, often called spindle or spindle tree, is a genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees. The flowers are inconspicuous and of green or yellow shades. The leaves usually have a finely serrated margin. The deciduous species have eye catching autumn leaves. The evergreen species are often grown as climbers, ground cover or hedging that can be clipped into shape.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant young plants in early spring. Euonymus is a tough plant and will thrive in any well-drained border in sun or partial shade although the variegated varieties do better with more sun.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Stem tip cuttings are taken in the spring/early summer from this years growth. Cleanly cut just below a leaf joint, up to a 10cm tip, remove lower leaves and pinch out the tip, dip into hormone compound and place them around the edge of a pot filled with cutting compost., water well. Place a plastic bag over the pot to give humidity, the bag must be removed a couple of times a week to ventilate, put the pot in a light spot but avoid direct sunlight.

 
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