(Winged Spindle / Burning Bush)
Euonymus alatus is a slow growing, deciduous shrub, popularly grown as an ornamental plant in parks and gardens.
The word alatus is Latin for ‘winged’ referring to the unusual cork strips on the stems and branches.
The main feature is the foliage which turns a spectacular, fiery red in the autumn. It is best planted in a spot where the sun shines directly onto it to illuminate the brilliant colouring.
Small, green flowers in spring will become red - purple berries, attractive to the birds. Later, these will split open to reveal orange seeds, a feature of many Euonymus.
Euonymus alatus is available from Deepdale Trees as multi-stemmed plant.
Name: Euonymus alatus
Common Name: Winged spindle, burning bush
Shape: Often grows to be wider than tall.
Demands: Full sun or partial shade, tolerant of most soil types
Flowers: Inconspicuous, green flowers in spring
Fruit: Small, inedible, red - purple berries
Autumn Colour: Vivid red foliage in autumn
Euonymus alatus Autumn colour - Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus unusual winged stems
Autumn colour and berries
Green, ovate Summer foliage
2.5 - 3.0m multi-stem Euonymus alatus
1.0 - 1.5m multistem