PLANT OF THE MONTH

EDP Norfolk - - Garden Guide -

Euony­mus pla­nipes

Grown for its dra­matic au­tumn fo­liage and its highly dec­o­ra­tive berries Euony­mus pla­nipes is one of the jew­els of the au­tumn gar­den. Its leaves start turn­ing in Septem­ber be­com­ing a vi­brant crim­son-ruby red in au­tumn. Hang­ing be­low the leaves are the crim­son-pink lobed fruit which split to re­veal bright or­ange seeds which are much loved by some birds. E. pla­nipes makes a large shrub or small tree to around 3m; it’s a very tol­er­ant plant which will grow in most soils and as­pects.

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