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Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree*

Euonymus europaeus 'var. aldenhamensis'

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Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaeus 'var. aldenhamensis') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree

Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  European Euonymus


An incredibly artistic small multistemmed tree whch features highly ornamental orange and pink seeds in fall, although inconsistent fall color; susceptible to scale insect troubles, monitor and treat as necessary

Ornamental Features

Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces pink capsules from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Aldenhamensis Spindle Tree will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Fruit  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features