Burning bush or winged euonymus (Euonymus alatus)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Burning bush or winged euonymus
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Burning bush or winged euonymus (Euonymus alatus)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4
Mature Height Mature Height
4 to 15 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, rounded with horizontal branches; compact; 4-15’ tall; 6-15’ wide (size depends on cultivar); slow to moderate grower; pinkish to bright red fall color; corky, winged stems; may or may not produce reddish, poisonous fruit that opens revealing orange-red seeds; full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to wet soil; urban tolerant; susceptible to rabbit and vole injury at base of plant; can shear into a formal hedge; invasive in wild, hence, do not plant near any natural areas; native to China; hardy to zone 4

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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