Awesome in autumn – the Compact Winged Spindle Tree

Updated for the Autumn / Winter 2015 & 2016 Season

Everybody loves the different hues of autumn colour in our gardens and our landscapes. It’s like nature’s gift to us before the winter sets in. A particularly striking autumn plant is the Compact Winged Spindle Tree (Latin name Euonymus Alatus Compactus and also known as Burning Bush). And you can see why – this image of one of our Compact Winged Spindle Trees was taken last autumn.

Compact Winged Spindle Tree
Awesome in autumn – the Compact Winged Spindle Tree

 

Along with Japanese Acers, the Compact Winged Spindle Tree is one of the most colourful trees or shrubs to choose for autumn colour. Euonymus Alatus Compactus is a deciduous shrub. It has small green flowers in spring followed by purple fruit. Its growth habit tends to be bushy. In terms of size, it can grow to a max of around 2 metres, so this shrub also works well in smaller gardens.

– the Compact Winged Spindle Tree beginning to change colour
The Compact Winged Spindle Tree as it begins to change colour

 

The Compact Winged Spindle Tree carries the Garden Merit Award from the RHS.
For sale at Paramount Plants – visit our North London garden centre or buy online.

Compact Winged Spindle Tree. Euonymus Alatus Compactus (Burning Bush Tree)
Compact Winged Spindle Tree. Euonymus Alatus Compactus (Burning Bush Tree)