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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Ships November through April



Burning Bush 

Burning Bush, also known as Euonymus alatus botanically, is a deciduous shrub famous as a landscape shrub in the U.S.

With its dense, multi-stemmed leaves, the Burning Bush shrub gets its common name from the change of its green elliptical-shaped leaves that change into brilliant red fall foliage. Burning Bush shrubs also bear reddish-orange berries in the fall, giving this shrub decorative garden appeal. In late spring, tiny yellowish-green flowers bloom on the plant. Properly maintained, your Burning Bush will grow about 1 foot per year and live for decades.

Care and Maintenance

Burning Bush shrubs enjoy moist, well-drained soil and full sunlight for at least six to eight hours daily. In warmer climates, you can plant your Burning Bush in a partially shady spot to keep it cool on hot afternoons. This shrub can get large, so it will require pruning to keep it manageable.

Burning Bush is best planted in the fall or spring. Find one that has been grown in a nursery container, then plant your Burning Bush using the same amount and depth of soil as was in the container. 

Burning Bush can adapt to all soil types except for soggy soil without drainage. This plant prefers average to slightly acidic soil with moderate moisture and good drainage—since over-moisture will cause root rot. Burning Bush is a drought-tolerant once established and has low-to-moderate watering needs, so water this shrub based on your climate. 


For garden privacy, the Burning Bush is an essential hedge or screening plant. When planting, space the shrubs 5 to 6 feet apart since they will become a thicket once they mature.

Since there are several cultivars of the burning Bush, you can pick the one that suits your landscape needs, including the following:

· 'Rudy Haag': Dwarf variety that grows just 3 to 5 feet tall.

· 'Compactus': Semi-dwarf growing 9 to 10 feet tall.

· 'Pipsqueak': Compact variety growing 5 feet tall,

· 'Apterus': Bears smooth stems instead of ridged stems that appear on most other varieties and can reach 6 feet tall.

· 'Monstrous': The ridges on its stems are very pronounced, and this shrub can reach 15 to 20 feet tall at maturity.

Small garden birds enjoy nesting and flitting in the Burning Bush, giving this shrub unique appeal all year. For a lovely traditional shrub that will add color and beauty to your garden, plant some Burning Bush. You and yours will enjoy a spectacular display of color while bird watching.

Burning Bush is now available at TN Nursery at low prices and fast shipping.


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