SelecTree: Tree Detail
EUROPEAN SPINDLE TREE
Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Utility friendly tree.
Widely adapted plant. Problem with scale insects.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Europe.
Additional Common Names
EUROPEAN SPINDLE TREE, EUROPEAN EUONYMUS
Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 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, Fissured.
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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Euonymus europaeus Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
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