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Euonymus alatus apterus - Regel.
                 
Common Name Winged Spindle Tree
Family Celastraceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, a number of plants in this genus are suspected of being poisonous and so some caution is advised.
Habitats Thickets and woods in lowland and mountains all over Japan.
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Euonymus alatus apterus Winged Spindle Tree


Euonymus alatus apterus Winged Spindle Tree
   
Physical Characteristics
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Euonymus alatus apterus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft) by 3 m (9ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Hedge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit;  Leaves.
Edible Uses: Tea.

Young leaves, boiled[105, 177]. The fruit may be edible[105, 177]. No further details. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter[200]. These reports of edibility should be treated with some caution, see the notes above on toxicity. The flowers are a tea substitute[178].
Medicinal Uses


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Anodyne;  Anthelmintic;  Antiphlogistic;  Astringent;  Blood tonic;  Carminative;  Emmenagogue.

Anodyne, anthelmintic, antiphlogistic, astringent[178]. The stem and branches are alterative, analgesic, anthelmintic, anticoagulant, antipruritic, blood tonic, carminative, emmenagogue and purgative[147, 218]. A decoction is used in the treatment of 'cold' headache, general body aches, pruritis, irregular menstruation and other gynaecological diseases[147]. Plants contain the anticancer compound dulcitol[218].
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge.

None known
Cultivation details
Thrives in almost any well-drained soil, including chalk, it is particularly suited to dry shaded areas[200]. Prefers a well-drained loamy soil[1]. A very ornamental plant[1].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 8 - 12 weeks warm followed by 8 - 16 weeks cold stratification and can then be sown in a cold frame[78, 98]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy[200].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Al Mon Mar 24 2008
Also known as "winged burning bush" because of the winged texture of its mature trunk, and its crimson foliage during the autumn. This species has become an extremely invasive weed that has become widely established throughout North America. It threatens a variety of habitats including forests, coastal scrublands and prairies where it forms dense thickets, displacing many native woody and herbaceous plant species.

Michigan State University Extension Monograph for Euonymus alatus

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