(Aldenhamensis European Euonymus, Ananbeam, Cat Tree, Spindle Tree)
The more upright, rounded form of Aldenham spindletree is lacklustre until autumn when its hot pink fruits split open to show the orange-covered white seeds and its glossy foliage changes to red. A large shrub to small tree that is deciduous, it is native to much of Europe and also western Asia. With its broad adaptability to any well-draining soil and copious production of seeds, it is invasive in many temperate regions of the world, including the United States.
The glossy dark green leaves...
(Ananbeam, Atrorubens European Euonymus, Cat Tree, Spindle Tree)
The rounded form of Atrorubens spindletree has green turning to purple foliage in summer followed by autumn interest when its dark rosy pink fruits split open to show the orange-covered white seeds and its glossy foliage changes to red. A large shrub to small tree that is deciduous, it is native to much of Europe and also western Asia. With its broad adaptability to any well-draining soil and copious production of seeds, it is invasive in many temperate regions of the world, including the United...
(Ananbeam, Cat Tree, Red Cap European Euonymus, Spindle Tree)
Abundantly producing its showy magenta-pink fruits that split open to show the orange-covered white seeds, Red Cap spindletree has glossy foliage that blushes red in autumn. A large shrub to small tree that is deciduous, it is native to much of Europe and also western Asia. With its broad adaptability to any well-draining soil and copious production of seeds, it is invasive in many temperate regions of the world, including the United States.
The glossy dark green leaves are oval and have small...
(Running Euonymus, Running Strawberry Bush)
Quickly growing with its low, sprawling, bright green stems, running strawberry bush produces magenta fruits and attains a fall foliage color palette of maroon, pink and purple. A deciduous shrub with prostrate stems that root when they touch soil, it is native to eastcentral North America from the Great Lakes to the Tennessee River in moist and dry woodlands. This species is not susceptible to the scale that plagues more others in Euonymus.
The perfectly rounded oval leaves are tapering...
(Cork Spindle Tree, Cork Tree, Corky Burning Bush, Winged Spindlebush)
Amazingly winged with wide strips of thin corky wings on its upright branches, cork spindle tree also bears light green flowers, rosy magenta fruits and attains brilliant red foliage in autumn. This rounded but upright shrub is native to central China's dry woodland slopes.
The leaves are tapering light to medium green ovals with tiny scalloped edges. In late spring to midsummer, marble-sized light green flowers appear on thin stems from the branches, attracting insects. The rounded fruits then...
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(Blue Haze Spurge, Spurge)
‘Blue Haze’ combines icy blue foliage with lemon yellow flowers for a real eye-popping display. Developed in England by plant breeder Robin White, this patented hybrid is the result of a cross between the species Euphorbia nicaeennsis and Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana, which are native to portions of Europe and the Middle East.
The thick, succulent, red-tinted stems of this compact, bushy perennial are encircled with linear, powder blue foliage. The leaves...
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(Redwing Spurge, Spurge)
The cool, blue gray foliage of this perennial spurge combines strikingly with its eye-popping yellow flowers displayed in spring. Bred in England by Bernard Tickner, it is the result of a cross between the species Euphorbia amygdaloides native to Europe and Turkey, and Euphorbia x martinii of France.
This compact hybrid forms a tidy mound of narrow, linear, blue-gray leaves which densely encircle its thick, upright stems. The foliage is evergreen to semi-evergreen...
(Despina Spurge, Spurge)
Compact growth, colorful foliage and brilliant flowers make this award-winning hybrid spurge a shining star for containers and gardens. Its thick, upright stems are densely encircled with linear, powder blue leaves which remain evergreen and attractive throughout the cold winter months. The stems are topped in spring by a display of vivid yellow-green flowerheads, which contrast beautifully with the cool-toned foliage.
For best performance, provide ‘Despina’ with full sun and well-drained soil...
(Excalibur Spurge, Spurge)
The new leaves of this striking hybrid spurge are tinted with red in spring, then change to rich blue-green, marked with a central line of ivory and thin, burgundy edges. Yellow tones develop with the cool temperatures of autumn. The lance-shaped leaves encircle thick, upright, pink stems which are topped with a display of brilliant yellow-green flowerheads in early to midsummer.
Provide 'Froeup' with full to part sun and well-drained soil of average to modest fertility. Wet, poorly-drained...
(Kalipso Spurge, Spurge)
This modest, low-growing spurge forms a compact mound of thick, short stems encircled with linear, blue-green leaves. Showy, bright yellow-green flowerheads appear at the ends of the stems in spring. These are actually composed of colorful bracts surrounding small, inconspicuous flowers, and create a lovely contrast to the beautiful, cool-toned foliage. A patented cultivar, it was discovered in Germany as a sport of an existing hybrid, and is commonly sold under the name ‘Kalipso’