Asian Spindle Tree

Euonymus sachalinensis Celastraceae

Other names

Euonymus Planipes, Spindle Tree, Siberian Burning Bush

Growth habit

Shrub - Clonal


Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution

Northeastern Asia


Conifer Slope, Zucker Shrub Collection

Source of plant

Cornell Botanic Gardens, Weston Nurseries


Shrub reaching 4m in height; leaves to 12cm, obovate, short-acuminate, cuneate, crenate-serrate, petiole flat, to 10mm. Cymes loose, small, few-flowered; peduncles slender to 7cm, flowers 5-merous, purple or dark red; fruit 5-angled, to 18mm wide, carmine red with orange aril.

USDA Hardiness Zone