Is the Japanese spindle bush hardy?

Is the Japanese spindle bush hardy?

The spindle bush is very versatile and decorative. Sometimes the foliage is multicolored or shows a particularly beautiful color in autumn. Some types of spindle bush are ideal for planting a hedge or for growing trellises. Unfortunately, the spindle bush is poisonous. Keep this in mind if you have young children or pets.

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How do you care for the Japanese spindle bush in winter?

The Japanese spindle bush is hardy, but actually rather heat-loving. 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.

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

Water your Japanese spindle bush only a little in winter, but don't do without it completely in the frost-free time. Many garden owners think that their evergreen plants froze to death in winter, instead they died of thirst because water evaporated from the leaves, but the plants were not watered at all.

The best winter tips for the Japanese spindle bush:

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


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