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.
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.