• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Euonymus japonicus 'Green Spire'

spindle tree 'Green Spire'

  • Other common names spindle tree 'Green Spire'

  • Family Celastraceae

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

  • Details 'Green Spire'small-bushy upright evergreen shrub with dense dark glossy green foliage.

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity All parts may cause mild stomach upset if eaten. wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well drained soil in full sun or light shade. If grown in full sun a more moist soil willl be needed.

Propagation Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8. Trim if necessary

Pests Relatively pest free. Scale insect may be a problem

Diseases Relatively disease free. Powdery mildew and leaf spot may be a problem

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