Dwarf Burning Bush

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Dwarf Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Compactus')

Dwarf Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’)

Dwarf Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’) –  Is a beautiful shrub that turns a different color each season with the most dramatic being brilliant coppery/crimson red in the fall.   A deciduous shrub (looses its leaves in the winter) with beautiful dark green leaves in the Spring and Summer and red in the Fall. .  Small insignificant flowers form in spring and small red berried in winter.  The green leaves turn a bright red lasting for weeks in the Fall. The unusual ribbed bark adds to the winter interest.

Striking Autumn color contrast when placed in front of dark-needled evergreens.  Dwarf Burning Bush is very versatile and can be used in groups, as a hedge or screen, in a shrub border or as a specimen planting.

Dwarf Burning Bush is a low maintenance shrub that tolerates full sun or partial shade.  Any soil will work as long as it has good drainage.  Plants tend to form a dense mound reaching a height and spread of around 6-9 feet, but can be pruned as needed to maintain desired shape and size. The best time to prune burning bush is late winter or early spring during the time when their dormancy is starting to end.  This will allow new leaves to form during the active growing period and encourage a thick bushy growth.   Hardy in zones 5-8.

Plant one today for beautiful autumn color every year!

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33037982@N04/4065915925">Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">(license)</a>

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