Burning bush is a fast-growing shrub that is native to northeastern Asia. The strong, somewhat spindle-shaped branches blossom with dark green foliage from late spring throughout the summer. There are no exciting or showy blooms, just some tiny star-shaped flowers that shyly emerge for a very short while. The flowers then quickly give way to reddish-orange berries, but the real selling point of this plant isn't the flowers or the berries. The lovely green foliage becomes a flaming shade of red in autumn, adding a real dramatic flair to any garden. It is important to note that these red leaves are most brilliant in fall only when planted in full sun. If this plant is grown in partial shade, however, the color of red is much more subdued.
Maintenance is not labor-intensive. Burning bush is very adaptable and tolerant of poor soils, heat stress and drought. Little pruning is required, so you can just let it grow naturally. Some people prefer to contain the size and shape of this wide-spreading bush by cutting it back annually. This is not an evergreen shrub, however, so if you do decide to prune it the best time is after the fall leaves have finished dropping.
Wherever you decide to plant this bush, be sure to give it plenty of room to spread. Many people love to plant it as a bush to add some singular bursts of interest to the landscape, but others choose to plant several closer together to create a very dense and colorful privacy hedge. Maintaining the uniform size and shape for a hedge does require a bit more care and attention. Additionally, don't forget that the bush is quite bare in winter.
If you are looking for a colorful bush that is easy to maintain, adaptable in most situations and yet also adds some real excitement to your garden every fall, then give some serious thought to this plant. Burning bush has a long, interesting blooming season, and it is a plant that certainly knows how to go out with a bright red bang.
Burning Bush - Euonymus Alatus
Burning Bush is a Brilliant Colored Shrub
Burning Bush will be pretty during the summer with the bright green leaves that it will have. These shrubs would make great borders for property because you can keep them to your desired height.
ReviewsThe color on this shrub is amazing! I have had it for about 2 years now and it is simply stunning!
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This plant cannot be shipped to: MD, NH, NY, VTDescription: Latin Name- Euonymous Alatus Hardy Planting Zone- 5-7 Mature Height- 3-9 ft Width- 6-12 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
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