Burning Bush - Euonymus alatus
For novice gardeners looking to make a statement in their landscaping, the burning bush is a good first choice. This vibrant shrub is comfortable in most soils and conditions and requires minimal maintenance to flourish.
In caring for a burning bush, the plant does best in partial to full sun locations with good drainage and moist soil. In warmer climates, the bush tends to become invasive. Take care when it begins to grow berries in the spring and remove the baby plants that might spring up. Beyond this, a burning bush needs little attention, and is not inclined to pest or disease problems.
In the spring, the bush will sprout flowers that become berries and may attract birds. In the fall, the bush truly shines with vibrant crimson leaves that add a tremendous pop of color to any landscape. The bush is ideal for front garden beds and for adding height layering effects, as it can grow to a height of 15 ft and a width of 20 ft if left unpruned. It is ideal to give the bush a wide berth when planning landscaping.
Euonymus alatus, better known as Burning Bush, is a shrub that is usually planted as a hedge. In the Summer, it has a showy green foliage and brilliant red foliage in the Fall. This is one of the larger shrubs. It gets about 4 to 8 feet tall. The Burning Bush grows best in full to partial sunlight and is drought tolerant. This shrub can adapt to almost any soil or weather condition. The fiery red Fall foliage makes for a beautiful shrub!
Zone 4 to 8
This shrub ships bare root without foliage during dormancy.