Joy Creek Nursery

168-025D4   Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cap'     ( Spindle tree )

Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cap'
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The European Spindle tree, native to Europe and Western Asia, is most noticeable on the landscape in the autumn when the rounded foliage turns bright red before it falls. Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cap' is a seedling selection made by the University of Nebraska for its abundant and persistant fruits. These fruits are fascinating as they develop. They ripen to a deep pink color before they split open to reveal the orange seedcoat of the white seeds within. It is hard to overlook the contrast of pink and orange set amidst the brilliant foliage.

April to June.   10 ft. x 5 ft.

Pale Green flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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