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Euonymus americanus/Strawberry Bush

Euonymus americanus / Euonymus americanus
Autumn berries bursting from red strawberrry-like capsules
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Autumn berries bursting from red strawberrry-like capsules

Close-up of capsule before splitting open to release berries

A stand of this delightful native shrub

Typical fruit set for a healthy specimen

Fruit, green stems and opposite arrangement of leaves

Foliage during spring and summer

Very heavy fruit set on this naturally occurring specimen

Early spring flowers produced on long stems and sitting on leaf blades

Close-up of spring flowers

A large specimen plant growing in a naturalistic setting

Unusal leaf coloration in late autumn on a plant growing in a woodland setting

Unusual heavy fruit set (early August)

A good year for fruit on this specimen

A shrub with unusually dense foliage

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Scientific Name: Euonymus americanus
Common Name: Strawberry Bush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: This native plant produced strawberry-like fruit that are eaten by birds and wildlife. It is sometimes called "deer ice cream."