Eastern wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Eastern wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
12 to 24 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
12 to 24 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
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
large, suckering, upright shrub; 12-24’ tall and wide; small, purple flowers in summer; yellow to pink to maroon fall color; deep rose-pink, poisonous fruit opens revealing scarlet seeds in summer to fall; full sun to partial shade; prefers a rich, loamy, fertile soil, pH adaptable; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to wet soil; very susceptible to powdery mildew, euonymus scale, and aphids; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 4a

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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