These pot grown Spindle plants are an effective way to plant a native hedge without costing a fortune if you can spare the time for these plants to reach a greater height. These plants are all 120cm tall from the top of the pot and come with three stems in each pot to give added bushiness immediately after planting.
Spindle (Euonymus europaeus) is a familiar deciduous native hedgerow shrub which grows particularly well on chalky soils. It produces an abundance of green leaves which are shiny and slightly waxy that will turn a rich orangey-red colour in the autumn before they fall off. After flowering in May/June, Spindle produces distinctive pink fruits that are said to resemble popcorn.
Spindle hedging can be attractive as a standalone feature but it is found commonly throughout the UK as part of a mixed species native hedge and will grow extremely well with other species such as Hawthorn, Field Maple, Beech, Blackthorn, Dog Rose, Hazel and Hornbeam. Native hedges such as this can be found across much of the UK.