The Spindle trees in 9cm pots are 1- 2 year old plants 10-15cm tall. Those in 1 litre pots are 2-3 year old plants and up to a metre tall. Spindle is one of the more unusual hedgerow trees. The leaves go a lovely shade of red in autumn and the berries are a spectacular mix of bright pink and orange.
Birds will find the Spindle berries in the autumn, and as a hedgerow tree, it adds valuable shelter to a wildlife habitat
They are dioecious i.e.they have separate male and female plants and only the females bear the colourful berries. So it’s always worth putting in a small group of 3 or more plants to increase your chance of berries.