winged spindle tree


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Noun1.winged spindle tree - bushy deciduous shrub with branches having thin wide corky longitudinal wings; brilliant red in autumn; northeastern Asia to central China
spindle tree, spindleberry, spindleberry tree - any shrubby trees or woody vines of the genus Euonymus having showy usually reddish berries
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Also known as winged spindle tree and burning bush, foliage in spring and summer is dark green with pretty small pale green flowers.
No roll call of autumn colour could ever be complete without the inclusion of Euonymus alatus - the winged spindle tree that produces the most intense crimson-pink.
Walk on wild side A superb plant for attracting wildlife to feed and nest is the Winged Spindle Tree or Euonymus alatus, which is also one of the most reliable shrubs for brilliant red autumn colour.