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Euonymus (any evergreen variety) (Spindle (any evergreen variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euonymus (any evergreen variety)

Other names

Spindle (any evergreen variety)

Genus

Euonymus Euonymus

Variety or Cultivar

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your evergreen Euonymus (Spindle), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) are evergreen shrubs or small trees with variably-shaped, toothed or scalloped leaves, often variegated, and inconspicuous flowers in late spring or early summer followed by spherical, colourful fruit.


Euonymus (any evergreen variety) is: Evergreen

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green, Variegated in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Horse chestnut scale , Vine weevil Caterpillars , Horse chestnut scale , Vine weevil

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) (Spindle (any evergreen variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Instant, Low Maintenance, Roof terrace, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in sun. Will tolerate moist soil and partial shade. Variegated varieties have best leaf colour in sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Euonymus (any evergreen variety)

Other names

Spindle (any evergreen variety)

Genus

Euonymus Euonymus

Variety or Cultivar

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your evergreen Euonymus (Spindle), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) are evergreen shrubs or small trees with variably-shaped, toothed or scalloped leaves, often variegated, and inconspicuous flowers in late spring or early summer followed by spherical, colourful fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green, Variegated in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Horse chestnut scale , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) (Spindle (any evergreen variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Instant, Low Maintenance, Roof terrace, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in sun. Will tolerate moist soil and partial shade. Variegated varieties have best leaf colour in sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) (Spindle (any evergreen variety))

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) (Spindle (any evergreen variety))

Common pest name

Japanese fruit scale; Mulberry scale; White peach scale

Scientific pest name

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Scale insect which in favourable conditions may kill trees. There have been a number of findings in the UK but some uncertainty about whether the pest is established. Stakeholder organisations may wish to monitory for its presence.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Euonymus (any evergreen variety) (Spindle (any evergreen variety))

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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