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EUROPEAN SPINDLE TREE
Euonymus europaeus

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Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Widely adapted plant. Problem with scale insects.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Europe.

Family: Celastraceae

Additional Common Names

EUROPEAN SPINDLE TREE, EUROPEAN EUONYMUS

Tree Characteristics

Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Medium Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. .

Orange, Pink or Red Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter.

Bark Dark Brown, Light Gray or Light Green, Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 16.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales, Powdery Mildew.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Euonymus europaeus Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/euonymus-europaeus >

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