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Winged Spindle, Burning Bush


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:: Celastraceae :: EUONYMUS :: alatus
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Main asset

  • Very beautiful autumn colors, bright red
  • Orange fruit (toxic)
  • Winged branches on old subjects


This solid, drought-resistant plant deserves to be planted in groups near trees or shrubs that turn yellow in autumn, to create a spectacular color contrast.

Species native to northern China, deciduous, with beautiful autumn colors of foliage, crimson red, relayed by long-lasting orange fruits until winter. On elderly plants, branches bear four corky ridges or "wings", hence its name, adding to the ornamental interest.

  • Uses: Shrub beds, hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: spread
  • Height: 1.5 m x 2 m (5 ft x 6.5 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : beige
  • Foliage shape: oboval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: red
  • Flowers shape: cimes
  • Flowers colour: cream green
  • Forme des fruits : cap
  • Couleur des fruits : orange


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)