Colourful berries on the Euonymus latifolius - spindle tree
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.
The spearlike burgundy foliage of certain New Zealand flax (Phormium) varieties combines well with the shimmering green globes of dwarf mock orange (Pittosporum Tobira 'Wheeleri'), the blue fingers (Senecio mandraliscae) ground cover, or the yellow and green variegated 'Old Gold' spindle tree
BHI is in the process of building the Spindle Tree
development on its Hoosier Village campus, which will be comprised of 26 duplexes in 13 buildings and will replace many of the older units.
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.
EXPERT TIP: Japanese maples and deciduous azaleas contribute brilliant hues along with the spindle tree
WINTER FRUITS From left, winter cherries, the delicate fruits of the spindle tree
(Euonymus) and Mahonia Aquifolium