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Burning Bush

Deciduous – Sun / Part Shade

Euonymus alatus - ewe-ON-eh-mus al-LAY-tus

Ht. 8’-15’ Spread 8’-15’ Spacing 4’-8’

HABIT:  Thick, winged stems. Excellent red fall color.

CULTURE:  Any soil, sun or shade. Best fall color in sun. Moderate water and fertilization requirements.

USES:  Specimen, accent, fall color. Can be trimmed into small tree.

PROBLEMS:  None serious.

NOTES:  Native to northeast Asia and China. ‘Compacta’ is the dwarf version and better for small gardens. ‘Rudy Haag’ is even smaller growing – 4’-5’ height. They can be planted 3’4’-apart.


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