Euonymus phellomanus
  • Euonymus phellomanus
  • Euonymus phellomanus

Euonymus phellomanus

£22.50

(Spindle Bush) Collected as seed from China in 1894, Euonymus phellomanus has vivid lipstick-pink fruit in autumn, which split to reveal bright orange seeds.

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Collected as seed from China in 1894, Euonymus phellomanus has vivid lipstick-pink fruit in autumn, which split to reveal bright orange seeds.

Another notable feature is the corky, winged stems which are particularly eye-catching once the leaves fall in in winter. Euonymus phellomanus will fruit reliably as a single, specimen plant even when quite young. A superb, ornamental garden plant!


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Flower Colour: Greenish-white
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Euonymus phellomanus grows to be a medium sized, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: 2 m (6 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).
  • Notes: The fruit are toxic and should not be eaten. 

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
Special Features
Autumn Colour

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