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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
spindle spindle tree
ananbeam cat tree catwood common spindle tree dogwood gatten tree gatter tree louseberry tree pegwood prick timber prickwood skewerwood
Euonymus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, often with fine autumn colour, and small flowers followed by colourful fruits
E. europaeus is a spreading deciduous shrub to 3m, with narrowly ovate leaves turning yellow or red in autumn, and panicles of small yellow flowers followed by 4-lobed red fruits which split to reveal orange seeds
Europe to W Asia
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Prone to caterpillars and vine weevils
May be affected by powdery mildews
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