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MAACK'S SPINDLETREE Euonymus maackii
This seldom seen beauty is grown as a large shrub or small tree. The fruit is a unique lantern shaped capsule which ranges from pink to red and persists from mid summer until freeze up.
Small tree: Height 3m (10ft).
Foliage: Fine to medium texture--dark green.
Flowers: Yellowish but not showy.
Fruit: Persistent pink to red capsules that are born in great abundance some years.
Fall Colour: Very showy bright orange. Compares well with the "red" maples.
Comments: Very rare but fully hardy. Truly a conversation piece if planted close to a deck or patio.