Latin Name :- Euonymus europaeus
This is one of our native plants, tolerating even chalky soils. The Spindle Tree is actually a shrub, although it can make what appears to be a small tree. Seen here in the early stages of the Winter, its leaves are gone, and the red glow on it are produced by the remaining fruit.
The leaf is a typical ‘leaf’ shape or elliptic. It has an ”entire” margin and is not serrated, and is quite a dark green. Newly growing stems are also green, and older stems sometimes produce corky ‘wings’. The white flowers give way to spectacularly gaudy fruit later on.