Euonymuus europaeus – Spindle Tree Hedging

Euonymuus europaeus - Spindle Tree Plants - We can supply, plants & all aspects of hedging including box hedging within the Chichester Winchester Tangmere Bognor Portsmouth Bournemouth Guildford Andover Southampton Brighton West Sussex Hampshire Surrey Dorset New Forest Greater London Wiltshire areas
Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT)
(Min Order: 50 no.)
60-100cm 0.80 BR (Nov – Mar)

Key: BR = Bare Root (November to March)

Details / Key Facts

Euonymuus europaeus – Spindle Tree Hedging (common spindle), is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae, native to much of Europe, where it inhabits the edges of forest, hedges and gentle slopes, tending to thrive on nutrient-rich, chalky and salt-poor soils. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Spindle Tree
  • Botanical name: Euonymuus europaeus
  • Group: Hedge 
  • Flowering time: Spring
  • Soil: Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
  • Height and spread: 2.5-4 metres and 1.5-2.5 metres
  • Aspect: South-facing or West-facing or East-facing.  Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Langley Horticulture recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row. Grows well in most well-drained soils and is tolerant of drier conditions.

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden


Euonymuus europaeus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, often with fine autumn colour, and small flowers followed by colourful fruits

Further Information
Euonymuus europaeus is a large deciduous shrub with corky-winged branches and small green


Native Mixed hedging is traditionally made up of 50% hawthorn & blackthorn, with remaining 50% split between the other varieties.

Minimum order 50 plants of each variety.

Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row.


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