Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:44
I bought my Euonymus alatus and it is a glorious big shrub now but the birds brought me a Euonymus europaeus, now five feet tall and covered in its pink berries opening to reveal the bright orange berries. Even the four part shape of the berries make you go for a closer look and the colour scheme is definitely Fauvist. My second favourite seedheads are on certain peonies - bright red berries in pods with three or four divisions which turn a shiny black at different rates so you get a mixture of red and black berries nestling in the pods.
Sherrie, have patience. Your tree is young yet. If it was seven or so I would be more worried. Is it small enough to move? It likes a south or west facing aspect with protection behind in my garden. Why not prune it by a third and move it when all the leaves have fallen?