A deciduous, bushy hedging plant which responds well to trimming. Inconspicuous summer flowers but looks great in autumn, bearing showy, rose red fruits followed by vibrant orange seeds. Native to UK. Harmful if eaten.
- Flower Colour: yellow
- Foliage Colour: dark green turning to yellow or red in autumn
- Approx. Growth Height: 3m (10ft)
- Flowering Period: May
- Tolerance: frost resistant
- Growing Habit: bushy
- Hardiness: hardy
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Rate of Growth: medium
- Final Size if Untrimmed: large shrub
- Wildlife: attracts bees and other insects.
- Arrives bare-root at a height of 60-90cm (2ft-3ft)
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: all soils
- Moisture: well-drained, moist but well-drained
- Planting Distance: 30-40cm (1ft-1’4”)
Spindle can be planted from November to March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and weed-free.
Caring and Maintenance
Should be pruned in winter, just after planting, and for two years after that. On planting, cut back leading shoots and side shoots by one-third, cutting to a well placed bud. Repeat this in the second winter to prevent straggly growth and thicken up the hedge base. Then trim every June after that.
Maintain at 90-120cm (3-4ft).