European spindletree (Euonymus europaeus)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
European spindletree
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European spindletree (Euonymus europaeus)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
12 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, rounded, large shrub; 12-25’ tall; 15-20’ wide; slow to moderate grower; yellowish to orange-red fall color; bright pink, poisonous fruit opens revealing bright orange seeds; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to wet soil; urban tolerant; very susceptible to euonymus scale, rabbit and vole injury at base of plant; do not shear; native to Europe and Asia; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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