Creeping spindle Minimus - the dwarf among the
Creeping Spindle Shrubs
The Small-leaved carpet spindle fulfils expectations that are especially
hobby gardeners with little available planting space. However, this
However, this does not mean that the petite creeping spindle is unsuitable for large gardens.
Conventional spindle shrub species stretch by about 30 cm a year. With
5 to 10 cm, the small shrub with the botanical name Euonymus fortune.
botanical name Euonymus fortunei Minimus is considerably less. As a ground cover
it reaches a maximum height of 20 cm. Its good pruning tolerance allows you
a lot of leeway in the design.
Growing close to the ground, it creates dense cushions that successfully suppress emerging weeds.
successfully suppress emerging weeds. In front of walls or on trees, the Small-leaved carpet spindle scales heights.
carpet spindle reaches heights of up to 2 m. If you cultivate the low spindle shrub in
planting boxes, spherical pruning is a good option. Leech, which
Euonymus fortunei Minimus always shines with its fascinating silhouette.
Robust, undemanding and attractive
Modest in desires and insensitive to external influences,
the Small-leaved carpet spindle can cope with both sunny and shady
locations. Loose garden soil serves as a base. During the
During the summer season, the twigs are adorned with oval flowers arranged in pairs,
oval leaves of about 1 cm in size and dark green in colour. Lighter veins decorate the
the spindle shrub with a touch of extravagance. Inconspicuous, umbellate
inflorescences appear from June to August. In autumn the
In autumn the Creeping spindle shows off its reddish leaves. Sub-zero temperatures
problems for this small shrub. Because it does not shed its foliage, it retains lively
lively splashes of colour throughout the winter.
Where does the Creeping spindle Minimus develop its full potential?
There are many different ways in which the Small-leaved carpet spindle can be used.
use. It is best used in combination with its own species.
About 12 specimens per square metre are needed for a comprehensive planting.
Nature and aesthetics determine Far Eastern garden architecture. Together with
water features, stones and mosses, the Small-leaved carpet spindle blends in perfectly.
carpet spindle blends perfectly into the exotic ambience. For
Minimus can be pruned back to form a graceful hedge.
back into a graceful hedge.
Arrangements with other plants
For contrast, combine with flowering or taller plants.
plants. Such as the
blue puffball or the
big-flowered brownbell Structurally
the low spindle bush stands out from the
conifers For example from
yew hedge plant, which, standing in the background
add depth to the garden. The Small-leaved
Carpet spindle adds that certain something to any outdoor area.