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Euonymus alatus/Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus / Euonymus alatus
Striking color in October in the Detroit area of Michigan
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Striking color in October in the Detroit area of Michigan

Mass planting

Close-up of autumn-colored foliage

Specimen growing in a public display area

In spring the dark green foliage makes a good background for the flowers and young fruit

The yellow-green flowers appear in late April into early May

Spring flowering

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Scientific Name: Euonymus alatus
Common Name: Burning Bush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: One of the most spectacular shrubs in autumn with color of brilliant flaming red. It is used as a screen, specimen, in the border and in mass plantings.