European spindle is a large native shrub with striking red Autumn folaige and contrasting orange fruit with magenta wings. The spindle tree is a valuable Autumn shrub both for a last splash of seasonal colour and for the sustenence the fruit provides for garden birds. The name 'spindle tree' comes from the use of its dense hardwood to make spinning spindles and other small implements.
Grow in well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Our Plants - We run a relatively small, independent nursery so our bare root plants are lifted to order rather than lifted and stored. Plants which are lifted to order are quicker to establish in Spring as their root systems spend less time out of the ground. Our plants are also grown in an exposed North West location and have had to deal with all nature can throw at them. They are supplied as tough, top quality bare root plants that will thrive on any site.