Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaeus)

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Spindle Tree

The pinky-orange fruits of the Spindle tree are quite distictive in autumn. The wood of this tree is hard,and was once used to make spindles - hence the name. The berries are poisonous, causing diarrhoea and vomiting. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate and slightly toothed. It grows to a height of about 20 feet.