STAR OF THE MONTH
One wet and rainy autumn a few years ago I went to give a talk in Vancouver, Canada. As I arrived at the venue the sun suddenly broke through and I realised that I was surrounded by a glorious crowd of Euonymus alatus. Flocks of fire bushes dressed up in their autumnal finest – the colour is of a deeply bashful blush, apples fit for princesses and freshly kissed lips. I continued up the steps with a spring in my step and joy in my heart. Since then I have planted lots of them in the hope that someone else will be equally enchanted.
Needs some sunshine for the best colour. Fruits are a remarkable pink with orange seeds. Prune in late winter or early spring. Height x Spread 2m x 2m