Spindle Euonymous europaeus

Best time to see: mid May to mid Jun

Key facts

A shrub or small tree often found around the fringes of ancient woods and in ancient hedges

Its small pointed leaves colour purple-red in autumn, when it carries bright pink 4-lobed berries

Its very hard wood was used to make spindles and pegs

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Photo © Pat Allen

Photo © Val Redman