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Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Tree

Spindle Trees
  • £59.99 (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 3 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 as long as it is well-draining or moist but well-draining. 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 Tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3x3 metres
  • Foliage: 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

Planting Advice for Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade'

Our pot grown Red Cascade Spindle trees can be planted at any time of year. Choose a well drained site in full sun or partial shade, then remove weeds and grass within a metre radius. Dig a square hole as deep as the plants root mass and approximately twice as wide. To help Euonymus establish, especially if you have poor soil, we advise applying root grow by sprinkling in the hole.

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. If you have a tree form of 'Red Cascade', we recommend planting it with a stake and tie - instructions are in the online planting guide.

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.

Covid-19: We're pleased to announce that we are back up and running in line with government advice. As you can imagine we have a bit of a backlog of orders and are catching up as we write, so please expect a slightly longer lead time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Trees on pre-order are not ready to send out yet and an estimate of when they will be ready for despatch is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Delivery Costs

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

1 medium tree (most trees 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 (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 10 days of placing the order. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

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

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch 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. 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: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Price £59.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £59.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)