- THIS PLANT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO:
- MD, NH, NY, VT
- Latin Name- Euonymous Alatus Hardy Planting Zone- 5-7 Mature Height- 3-9 ft Width- 6-12 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
BURNING BUSH - EUONYMUS ALATUS
Burning Bush is a very lush bush with dense foliage.
This small shrub has oval leaves that are a leafy blue-green through the summer and springtime months. These leaves change to a fiery red color in the fall this gives the name since it looks as though this is on fire. This tree produces small red-orange seeds in the springtime months that mature in the early fall and are consumed and spread by birds. These trees have shallow roots that will frequently come to the surface and sprout little seedlings. This tree has inconspicuous blooms.
This small shrub can adapt to almost any soil but prefers moist, well-drained soils to grow. This tree also likes to grow in acidic soils. This bush has a natural rounded shape to it. This plant may need pruning to keep it in the desired size. This bush has no main disease problems and is quite hardy to cold winters. This plant can tolerate a little shade but prefers full sunlight. The Burning Bush grows well in hardy zones 4-9. The bush requires full sunlight to partial shade. It requires the soil to be dry to having a medium moisture level. The burning bush in low maintenance and commonly used for landscaping accents in the United States. With its flaming crimson leaves, the well-named burning bush can’t help but turn heads when days shorten and temperatures grow cooler. A garden that has even one of these spectacular bushes will be the envy of the neighborhood.
The burning bush, botanical name Euonymus alatus is a fast-growing shrub that grows from five to 15 feet high and five to 15 feet wide. It has an open rounded or mounded habit and can thrive in full sun to full shade, though the fall colors of the shrub grown in shade are more subtle. The plant has 1 to 3 inch long oval leaves that are bright green in the spring and summer. They grow on green stems that have brown wings or ridges. In late spring or early summer, the bush produces little yellow-green blooms that give way to red berries in the fall. These berries are eaten by birds who help propagate the plant. Even berries that fall into the soil around the bush easily sprout into new bushes. Euonymus alatus is not fussy about soil and can grow in either sand, clay or rich loam. It prefers its soil to be a bit acidic, though it can stand soil that's a bit alkaline. The soil just needs to stay evenly moist, and drain well.
The one thing the plant has trouble with is “wet feet.” It’s a good idea to fertilize the bush in early spring. Burning bush is not only fantastically beautiful but versatile. It can be part of a border, a screen, a mass planting or a hedge. Dwarf varieties can even be grown in pots. This bush does not suffer from any serious pests, including the notorious Japanese beetle. It can tolerate being planted near the black walnut, a tree that excretes an acid into the soil around it that poisons other plants. Burning bush is disease-resistant and does best in hardiness zones 4 to 8.