Spindle gets its name because the wood was used to make spindles. It is a fabulous hedging plant (or small tree within a hedgerow) because of its unique autumn colour scheme
Euonymus europaeus is native to Ireland. Often planted as part of a hedgerow but its many cultivars are becoming common in gardens. In Summer it has tiny greenish-white flowers, in small clusters and in Autumn it has bright pink fruits. Its leaves turn a brilliant orange.