Euonymus alatus - autumn colour (2)
  • Euonymus alatus - autumn colour
  • Euonymus alatus - autumn colour (2)
  • Euonymus alatus - autumn colour (3)
  • Euonymus alatus - summer leaves


Euonymus alatus


(Winged Spindle or Burning Bush) Euonymus alatus is a medium sized, densely branching shrub with dark green summer leaves and excellent bright red autumn colour.

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A shrub known for its superb red autumn colour, Euonymus alatusis a slow growing and also has distinctive corky 'wings' on its branchlets. The leaves are bright green and turn spectacular shades of crimson-scarlet in autumn and under favourable conditions can last on the plant for several weeks before falling.

Small numbers of vivid purplish-red fruit appear on the branches when mature. Superb medium sized shrub for creating a vivid display of autumn colour in your garden!

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Flower Colour: Pale yellow
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Euonymus alatus  grows to be a medium sized, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: Although Euonymus alatus does produce ornamental fruit, Euonymus phellomanus or Euonymus planipes are a much better choice if you prefer a plant with ornamental fruit, rather than autumn colour.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Site: Windy
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Screening/Hedge, Suitable for Containers, Ornamental Bark

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