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Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Tree

Spindle Trees
  • From £39.99 (ex VAT)

Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' provides a colourful show throughout the year. Small, relatively insignificant yellow flowers lead on to bright pinky-red ornamental fruits that peel apart dramatically to reveal orange seeds inside. If this isn't enough, green leaves turn colourful shades of yellow and red in Autumn.

In 20 years, Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' will have reached full maturity and grown to a bushy, rounded tree approximately 3 metres by 2.5 metres. 'Red Cascade' is not fussy, being able to thrive in full sun, partial shade, sheltered sites or exposed sites. It can establish in most soils with drainage and is chalk tolerant. This Euonymus is an improved form of our native Spindle Tree in the UK and well deserving of a place in any garden.

AKA Spindle 'Red Cascade', Spindle tree

  • Common name: Spindle Red Cascade
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3x2.5 metres
  • Foliage: Deciduous green leaves turn yellow and red in autumn
  • Fruit: Bright pink ornamental fruits open to reveal orange seeds
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Most well-drained soil types including chalk

Planting Advice for Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade'

Our pot grown Red Cascade Spindle trees can be planted at any time of year. Remove weeds and grass near the planting site, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. We recommend sprinkling root grow in the hole to aid establishment, especially if you have poor soil.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank soil up around the collar of the tree.

For single stem forms of Euonymus, use a staking kit with the stake inserted into the ground at an angle to avoid penetrating the rootmass. Water around the base.

Aftercare Advice for Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade'

If you’re planting Red Cascade Spindle trees in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young plants and increase watering if there are periods of hot and dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.

Keep the area around Euonymus free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade'

Red Cascade Spindle trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy Euonymus up, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches. If you require a clear trunk, remove any side shoots to help raise the crown.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 3L pot* Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Price £39.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 3L pot* £39.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Price £74.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £74.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)