Euonymus verrucosus Scop.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Euonymus verrucosus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/euonymus/euonymus-verrucosus/). Accessed 2021-09-23.

Genus

Glossary

lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Euonymus verrucosus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/euonymus/euonymus-verrucosus/). Accessed 2021-09-23.

A deciduous shrub of dense-branched, rounded habit 6 to 10 ft high; bark of the younger branches covered densely with conspicuous warts. Leaves ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or oval; 1 to 212 in. long, 12 to 1 in. wide; finely toothed, slender-pointed, rounded or wedge-shaped at the base; stalk 112 in. long. Cymes with very slender stalks about 1 in. long, usually three- sometimes seven-flowered. Flowers purplish brown, 14 in. across, four-parted. Fruit yellowish or red, 12 in. across; seed black, with an outer coat of orange.

Native of E. Europe and W. Asia; introduced from Austria in 1763. This species is readily recognised among all cultivated spindle-trees by the remarkably warted bark. It bears fruit very sparingly with us, and has little to recommend it as an ornamental shrub.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

The leaves of this species usually colour pink in the autumn.