Spindle (Euonymus europaeus) hedging plants description
Spindle is a relatively fast-growing hedging plant that boasts wonderful autumn colour to really brighten up a winter scene. The fruits which appear in autumn can hang onto the branches well into winter, providing a splash of orange when most other plants are settling down for the cold weather. For optimum fruit production plant in a sunny site however Spindle hedges can withstand partial shade. Although Euonymus europaeus is best suited to a well-drained, moist soil it does cope well in wet soils.
Best uses for Spindle hedging
Spindle hedges produce inconspicuous flowers in May-June that are rich in nectar, attracting pollinating insects and making it a great hedge to include in a wildlife garden. It is important to mention that the leaves and fruit are harmful if eaten, so it is best not to plant in reach of children or pets.
Growth rate of Euonymus europaeus
A quick-growing hedge, Spindle will easily achieve at least 40cm growth per year and is ideal for hedging of 1-4m.
Care advice for Spindle hedges
When planted properly most hedges need little attention - view our hedge planting advice here. We suggest lightly pruning your Spindle hedge once a year in late winter or early spring. Feeding your Spindle hedge after planting is also advisable - view our hedge care advice section for more information.
Recommended planting density for Euonymus europaeus hedge plants
For information on suggested planting density for your Euonymus europaeus plants, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.
We offer Spindle hedges as bare roots, which are available from November to late April/early May (depending on season) and provide great value for money.
The majority of our Euonymus europaeus hedging plants are UK grown by experts with generations of horticultural knowledge and experience. Now and then we source Spindle from specialised nurseries in Europe, where we know the quality cannot be beaten. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality hedging plants whilst maintaining competitive prices, so you can buy Spindle hedging plants online with confidence from our Lancashire nursery.