Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ is a spreading, deciduous small shrub. Over time, the branches develop corky ridges. The green leaves turn a striking rosy-red in the autumn. Small green flowers appear and these are followed by red-purple fruits that contain orange seeds. Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ can be grown in full sun or partial shade, in an exposed or sheltered position. It has an eventual height of 0.5-1m and a spread of 1-1.5m, and should be planted in a moist, well drained soil.