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  • Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Tree
  • Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Tree
  • Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Tree
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Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Tree

Spindle Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. 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, leaves are green, before turning shades of yellow and red in Autumn.

This is an improved form of our native Euonymus in the UK. 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.

This Spindle tree 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.


AKA Spindle tree, Spindle bush more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Euonymus europaeus ' Red Cacade' Euonymus europaeus ' Red Cacade'
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Euonymus europaeus ' Red Cacade' Euonymus europaeus ' Red Cacade'
28L pot approx 3.0-3.5m Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth £139.99 (ex. VAT)
Euonymus europaeus ' Red Cacade' Euonymus europaeus ' Red Cacade'
45L pot approx 3.0-3.5m Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth £159.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (

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

Gift trees and those required for arrival 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.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

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

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands 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.

Planting Advice for Euonymus Trees

When planting Euonymus europaeus, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Euonymus trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around, inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend planting any ornamental tree with a stake and tie, to see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Euonymus Trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Euonymus Trees

Spindle trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your Euonymus, 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.

Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' Tree (Spindle Trees) Description

  • Common name: Spindle Tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3x3 metres
  • Habit: Spreading
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Most well-drained soil types