Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Tree of the month - September 2017

Posted: September 12, 2017 at 15:24 pm Author: Dan Crowley

What is it?

Euonymus oxyphyllus

Euonymus oxyphyllus

Why is it Tree of the Month?

A sign that autumn is well on the way is the fantastic colour of this spindle from east Asia. As well as having deep red foliage, the richly coloured fruit is most attractive. Introduced in 1895, examples at Westonbirt have long been renowned as some of the best for their seasonal colour.

Where is it?

The mighty fine group at the end of Morley Ride is an early autumn showstopper. Other specimens of this and other notable Euonymus species are dotted around the collection.