Burning Bush

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Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Full Sun,
Bloom Season
Border Plants, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Border Plants, Drought Tolerant Plants,
November Through April
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Planting Zones 4-8
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 Burning bush shrub grows best in zones 4 to 8, best planted in the fall

The serrated leaves of the plant are dark green and turn a vibrant shade of red in fall. In late spring to early summer, inconspicuous green flowers will begin blooming. These flowers will later turn into red berries in the late summer and fall with colder weather. The fallen berries can create more shrubs. Birds are attracted to the red berries as well.

 burning bush shrub will grow up to 9 to 15 feet tall in its lifetime

As long as the soil is well-draining, the shrub is tolerant of most other ground types and grows without a problem. 

Full sun is preferred for the best growth, but it is tolerant of partial sun. As a hardy plant, the burning bush shrub does not need much in the way of maintenance. It is a drought-tolerant plant and requires very little water, and when it is watered, it must be done at the plant base to prevent any fungal mold from growing on the leaves. Pruning is needed only to cut back dead or broken branches, and it is to be done in early spring before any leaves begin to grow. If a more dramatic pruning is wanted, such as reshaping, it is recommended to be done in late winter. Applying a slow-release fertilizer in the spring will produce greener, fuller foliage, especially on a younger shrub.

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Burning Bush has vibrant fall foliage and makes the perfect hedge.

When looking for the best plants to consider when putting together a fall hedge, the burning bush plant must be high on the list. This beautiful hedge bush plant gives excellent color and a unique look that blends well with the rich hues of autumn, turning a primary home into s show stopper on the block.


This plant gets its name for a particular and stunning reason. This hedge bush will look mundane throughout the year, blending in with the plants and trees around it, and then fall comes, and everything changes. The plant becomes imbued with rich red color, looking like it is on fire. It will put to shame the fall colors changing on nearby plants, drawing the focus of all who see it. The bold color lasts for a short while, so many people point out getting to see this plant as soon as the change comes.

How to Plant

This plant thrives in most climates and environments, making it easy to plant and care for at home. The plant does prefer a sunny spot and moist soil, so choose a place that gets good sunlight and then ensure the ground is wet enough. The plant also prefers soil with acidity, but, as previously stated, the plant will adapt to poor sunlight or soil. However, full sunlight is needed to ensure the plant reaches its fullest, reddest color, so consider this when searching for a spot to place the plant permanently.

How to Style

Styling this plant as a hedge bush is one of the most fun parts of working with a burning bush plant, as it lends itself well to so many looks for the fall. Of course, it looks beautiful on its own, but why not style it up with some accents perfect for autumn? Start by adding some cheerful mums around the bottom of the plant for a pop of yellow. Then nestle in a few pumpkins for a bit of whimsy. An accent like a bale of hay adds the finishing autumn touch.

The burning bush plant is a breathtaking aspect of nature that looks stunning when paired with other charming fall motifs. This plant can dress up a front yard and invite all who pass with its warm, fantastic color.


Hardy Planting Zone - Grows in zones 4 to 8

 Bloom Season - Late spring to early summer

 Bloom Color - Green

 Height at Maturity - 9 to 15 feet 

 Soil Type Preferred - Well-drained and loamy soils.

 Sun or Shade - Full to partial sun


Burning Bush is a Brilliant Colored Shrub

Scientific Name: Euonymus alatus


Burning bush is a fast-growing shrub that is native to northeastern Asia. The firm, somewhat spindle-shaped branches blossom with dark green foliage from late spring throughout the summer. There are no new or showy blooms, just some tiny star-shaped flowers that shyly emerge for a concise while. The flowers then quickly give way to reddish-orange berries, but the real selling point of this plant isn't the flowers or the berries. The lovely green foliage becomes a flaming shade of red in autumn, adding a natural dramatic flair to any garden. It is important to note that these red leaves are most brilliant in fall only when planted in full sun. If this plant is grown in partial shade, however, red is much more subdued.

Maintenance is not labor-intensive. Burning bush is very adaptable and tolerant of poor soils, heat stress, and drought. Little pruning is required, so you can just let it grow naturally. Some people prefer to contain the size and shape of this wide-spreading bush by cutting it back annually. Burning bush is not an evergreen shrub, however, so if you do decide to prune it, the best time is after the fall leaves have finished dropping.

Wherever you decide to plant this bush, be sure to give it plenty of room to spread. Many people love to plant it as a bush to add some singular bursts of interest to the landscape, but others choose to plant several closers together to create a very dense and colorful privacy hedge. Maintaining the uniform size and shape for a fence does require a bit more care and attention. Additionally, don't forget that the bush is quite bare in winter.

If you are looking for a colorful bush that is easy to maintain, adaptable in most situations and yet also adds some real excitement to your garden every fall, then give some serious thought to this plant. Burning bush has a long, enjoyable blooming season, and it is a plant that certainly knows how to go out with a bright red bang.

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