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The Japanese Spindle is both hardy and evergreen, making it an ornament for any winter garden. However, you should protect it from too hard frost and cold winds. This is especially true for potted plants.

The Japanese spindle shrub is hardy, but its root area should be protected from the cold

Spindle bush is very versatile and decorative. Sometimes the foliage is multicolored or shows a particularly beautiful coloring in autumn. Some species of spindle shrub are ideal for planting a hedge or trellis. Unfortunately, the spindle bush is poisonous. This is something to consider if you have small children or pets.

How to care for the Japanese spindle tree in winter?

Although the Japanese spindle shrub is hardy, it actually prefers warmth. So give it a little winter protection if you live in a cold region. A thick layer of leaves or brushwood is enough. in a warm location, for example if you live in a wine-growing region, you can confidently do without winter protection.

Potted plants are particularly susceptible to cold. In a long period of frost, the roots can easily freeze to death. You can easily prevent this by wrapping the plant pot on all sides with an old blanket or with bubble wrap, especially from below. Alternatively, you can overwinter your Japanese spindle in a cold greenhouse.

Water your Japanese spindle tree sparingly in winter, but don't do without it completely during the frost-free period. Many garden owners think their evergreen plants froze to death in winter, instead they died of thirst because water evaporated from the leaves without watering the plants.

The best winter tips for the Japanese spindle tree:

  • Winter protection only necessary in cold regions
  • Protect roots of potted plants from frostbite
  • water only a little
  • Don't forget to water in the frost-free period


If you have a cold greenhouse, it is best to let your potted Japanese spindle overwinter in it. There he gets enough light and the roots are protected from freezing.

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