|Grid reference||ST 15430 76785|
|Common name||Spindle tree|
|Origin||Himalaya and West China|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Height||10M March 2015|
|Girth||156cm March 2015|
This tree is west of children's playground on the Victoria Park Road west boundary. This was originally planted as a shrub in the shrub border which used to occupy this space.
General tree description
Euonymus grandiflorus has elliptic, thick-textured leaves up to 10cm long. It has lime-green flowers in June, colouring the whole crown of the tree. In autumn there are Chinese lantern-like fruits, initially brilliant white and slowly becoming suffused with pink. Red seeds may be seen within as they open and soon drop out.