Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Hardy Shrub

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Dwarf, compact variety.

Attractive bark and autumn seedheads.

Unbeatable autumn colour.

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This dwarf Spindle has a neat, compact growth habit making it better suited to small, confined spaces than its larger relatives. Inconspicuous summer flowers are replaced by curious pink fruits, which split to reveal bright orange seeds.

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' is at its finest in late summer and autumn when its colours bring a fiery glow to borders. The green foliage turns to brilliant crimson-pink that light up the dullest autumn day. As the leaves fall, they reveal intriguing stems covered in winged, corky bark. This deciduous shrub makes a superb addition to sunny mixed borders. Height and spread: 150cm (59").

Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Shrub

coastal gardenlow maintenance gardenspecimen plantcottage gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


2 euonymus plants in 3.6 litre pots (VKA3119)
1 euonymus plant in 3.6 litre pot (VKA3118)

Grow Euonymus plants on moist, but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Plants will tolerate exposed and coastal gardens, and may give better autumn colour when grown in full sun.
Feed and water Euonymus shrubs regularly until fully established. Spindle Bushes are low maintenance and require very little pruning. In late winter or early spring simply remove any dead, diseased or damaged growth.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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