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Spindle hedge plants

Euonymus europaeus hedging

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Spindle hedging plants provide a wonderful array of autumn colour. The four-lobed capsules burst into life with a vibrant shade of pink, opening to reveal orange fruits in autumn. Euonymus europaeus hedging plants have dark green foliage that transforms into rich shades of red and yellow in autumn, adding another layer of colour to your garden. Euonymus europaeus earned its common name from the wool spindles that were made from its strong wood.

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  • Best Features: Autumn colour foliage, pink capsules, orange fruit, wildlife value
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-4m
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
  • Position: Normal soil, sun or partial shade, exposed or sheltered, inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Orange Firethorn (Pyracantha 'Orange Glow') for an evergreen hedge with colourful fruits or Purple Barberry (Berberis thun. atropurpurea) for red autumn colour and orange berries.

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Spindle plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Spindle may be defoliated.

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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.

Combine Spindle plants with

Combine Spindle with other Native hedging plants.

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 above. 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.

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
December 27, 2020 | John Withnell
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December 10, 2020 | Anonymous
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Good size and healthy plants.

December 5, 2020 | Laura Taylor
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October 31, 2020 | Deborah Clarke
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Good healthy hedge, well packaged

August 4, 2020 | Sarah Harris
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strong healthy well grown plants

April 17, 2020 | Anonymous
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April 8, 2020 | Anita McReynolds
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February 7, 2020 | Susan Spivey
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January 28, 2020 | David Hayhow
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January 1, 2020 | Anonymous
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Healthy plants, came quickly and well packaged, many thanks.

March 31, 2019 | Allan Cook
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January 28, 2019 | Anthea Blake
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December 20, 2018 | Daniel Christopher
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Look good, waiting for spring to see result

June 13, 2018 | Judith Hall
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Very happy, plant healthy and thriving.

March 22, 2017 | Anonymous
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  • Orders £85 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £85 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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