Euonymus alatus 'COMPACTUS'

Euonymus alatus
Euonymus alatus  'COMPACTUS'
winged euonymus
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL WIDTH 1.3-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty) to neutral
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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This deciduous shrub is a compact form of winged euonymus. Same as the species it is undoubtedly an eye-catcher in every garden. The branches do not have that distinct corky wings but are much denser creating a very bushy, attractive habit. Its leaves are compound like on ash. Young leaves are bright, grass green, and as the first colder days of autumn come (some years already at the end of August), they change the colour to striking scarlet red. The fruits are small capsules which turn orange-red just as the leaves change their colour in the autumn. This euonymus is popular with bonsai growers, however, we recommend no pruning at all as it forms a highly ornamental compact shape of overflowing fountain on its own. It tolerates any soil condition apart from wet.

  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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