Belongs to: shrubs

Spindle Euonymous europaeus

Best time to see: mid May to mid Jun

Key facts

A shrub or small tree that carries bright pink 4-lobed berries in autumn

Its small pointed leaves colour purple-red in autumn

Often found around the fringes of ancient woods and in ancient hedges


Its very hard wood was used to make spindles and pegs

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  • berries

Photo © Pat Allen

Photo © Val Redman