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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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.
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 with other Native hedging plants.
A quick growing hedge, Spindle will easily achieve at least 40cm growth per year and is ideal for hedging of 1-4m.
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.
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 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.