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Euonymus europaeus Red Cascade


spindle 'Red Cascade'

A brilliant display of fiery autumn colours

An award winning variety of Spindle, a British native shrub, with rosy pink seed capsules that open to reveal orange seeds, combining beautifully with the rich scarlet leaves before they fall in late autumn.


Ideal for mixed shrub borders, or as a specimen plant in sun or light shade. Adds great structure to a winter themed border.


in any well-drained, preferably chalky soil. The gorgeous autumn display will last longer in a sunny spot with some shelter from strong winds. Lightly cut back in spring to encourage bushy growth.

Usually grown as a shrub it can be trained as a small weeping tree

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 250 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Wildlife garden

Typically available

From April to September