Spindle Tree Hedge Plants

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Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Hedging, Native, Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Berries

Euonymus europaeus

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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
40/60 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £2.28Out of Stock£1.92Out of Stock£1.68Out of Stock£1.56Out of Stock£1.32
60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £3.36Out of Stock£2.94Out of Stock£2.28Out of Stock£1.92Out of Stock£1.80
90/120 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £4.44Out of Stock£3.72Out of Stock£3.30Out of Stock£3.00Out of Stock£2.76
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£1.82

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Euonymus Europaeus Hedging

Spindle Berry, Euonymus europaeus, is a large native bush or shrubby tree that makes an excellent country hedging plant. It will grow on practically any soil and tolerates dappled shade.
Spindle can reach about 6 metres if it grows freely as a tree or large shrub. It is suitable for hedging up to about 4 metres tall.

Bareroot hedge plants are only delivered, during winter (Nov-March).

See our selection of native hedging plants or view our full range of hedging.

Choosing a size:
When you are ordering plants for a hedge, we generally recommend that you use plants that are graded at 40/60cms or 60/80cms. They are cheaper than large plants, easier to handle, and they will establish well in poor conditions.
Use the larger, 90/120cm tall plants if you want a big hedge quickly or for instant impact as a specimen shrub.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing a Spindle hedge:

Plant Spindle hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
You can also plant at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.

General description of Spindle Berry plants:

The Spindleberry or Spindle tree, Euonymus europaeus, is one of Britain's most colourful native, large shrubs. It is a fast-growing, bushy plant that is perfect for hedges and rough, country style screening. It has with fantastically bright berries and autumn leaves. The tiny flowers are green and insignificant, but they still attract bees and ripen over the summer into shiny, bright orange seeds that poke out of a punk pink casing.
Spindleberry is commonly used in mixed country hedgerows and is often found growing wild in chalky areas.
Please note that although the seeds are beautiful, they are poisonous to humans. They taste very bitter, so children will spit them out if they try one, but it is still important to educate them about poisonous plants.

Did You Know?

Spindle wood is hard and was often used for making tool handles, including textile spindles. Spindle is a classic component of a mixed country hedge.

Native species that are useful to people tend to have a lot of common names around the country: Ananbeam, Catwood, Skewerwood, Pegwood, Gatten or Gatter tree, Louseberry.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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