The Q&A Archives: Spindle Tree 'red Cascade'

Question: Hi I would like to know more about this tree. Where does it grow. I would like to see some pictures also. Anything you can give me is greatly appreciated.

Answer: According to Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants," Spindle tree or European Euonymus (Euonymus europaeus) is a deciduous multistemmed small tree or large shrub native to Europe and western Asia. It grows at a medium tpo fast rate to between 12 to 30 feet tall and 10 to 25 feet wide and thrives in cooler climates, approximately zones 4 to 7. It is a sturdy plant and will grow in sun or part shade in most types of soil as long as it is well drained meaning not soggy. Red Cascade was selected for its more prominent, decorative red fruits. Some authorities consider the plant to be invasive since it is capable of escaping and growing wild here. A photo is available at the following web site

I should mention that this is not quite the same as the plant called Burning Bush -- that one Euonymus alatus. I hope this answers your question.

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