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Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Red in Autumn

Fruit

Orange and Pink in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

spindle 'Red Cascade'

Family

Celastraceae


Euonymus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, often with fine autumn colour, and small flowers followed by colourful fruits

'Red Cascade' is a large, vigorous, deciduous shrub to 3m, with oval leaves turning bright red in autumn. Flowers small, yellow-green. Fruits bright rose-pink, 2cm across, opening to reveal orange seeds

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance or Wildlife Gardens


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Prone to caterpillars and scale insects

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews