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    Winged Burning Bush

    Euonymus alatus

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    Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Winged Burning Bush in fall

    Winged Burning Bush in fall

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Winged Burning Bush in fall

    Winged Burning Bush in fall

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Winged Burning Bush

    Winged Burning Bush

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  10 feet

    Spread:  10 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Other Names:  Winged Euonymus, Burningbush

    Description:

    One of the very best shrubs for fall color, turns a florescent red to pink color, very showy; attractive broad mounded growth habit and interesting corky wings on the branches; very adaptable and versatile; plan for the future as it can grow rather large

    Ornamental Features

    Winged Burning Bush has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding cherry red in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces red capsules from early to late fall. The warty brown bark and harvest gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

    Landscape Attributes

    Winged Burning Bush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Winged Burning Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Winged Burning Bush will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

    This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
    Applications
    Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features

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