I absolutely love this shrub!
I first came across it with my boyfriend whilst out walking in Baldock in Hertfordshire, the shrub flanked the main road and we were immediately drawn to its magnificent array of rich red, orange and pink colours.
About this plant:
Other names: Spindle ‘Red Cascade’
Variety or cultivar: ‘Red Cascade’ _ ‘Red Cascade’ is a large, deciduous shrub with dark-green leaves turning bright red in autumn. It bears small, yellow-green flowers in summer followed in autumn by bright rose-pink fruits which split to reveal orange seeds.
Flower: Yellow-green in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn
Fruit: Orange, Bright-pink in Autumn
Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
I have just planted (Dec 2011) a young plant in my south-facing back garden and it is full of leaf bud. I so look forward to it putting on its leaves and flowers in the spring and watching its beautiful seed pods develop in to full colour in the Autumn.