The Burning Bush is a deciduous shrub native to eastern Asia. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and parks due to its attractive autumn foliage and distinctive winged stems. It is famous for its brilliant red foliage in the fall, making it a popular choice for autumn landscapes. It also produces small, inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers in the spring and summer, followed by pinkish-red to reddish-purple fruit capsules.
The Euonymus alatus shrub grows to a height of 6 to 9 feet with a similar spread. It has a dense growth habit with a rounded shape. The leaves are ovate and toothed, turning a brilliant red in autumn. The stems of the shrub are green and become distinctly winged as they mature, adding a unique texture to the landscape. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is adaptable to various soil types, including sand, loam, and clay. It can tolerate cold temperatures and winter winds.
USDA Zone: 4-8
Mature Spread: 9-15'
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Scientific name: Euonymous alatus 'Compacta'
Bushes are 15-18" tall and are balled and burlap (B&B)