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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Spindle
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Native large shrub or small tree. Lanceolate to elliptic deep green leaves. Rather inconspicuous, small yellowish or greenish-white flowers in late spring followed by red or dark pink fruits that split when ripe to reveal the orange seeds. Good autumn foliage colours . A good hedgerow plant.
Any well drained soil in sun or part shade. Grows very well on chalky soils.
From seed or by cuttings or layering.
Used as a herbal treatment for skin parasites.