Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

$18.50

Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ (Burning Bush) is a compact, medium-sized, spreading, deciduous shrub of great interest. Its foliage of elliptic, rich green leaves in spring to summer turns impressive scarlet red in the fall, before shedding to the ground, revealing thin tan strips interrupting the subtle green color of the stems.

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Noted for its spectacular fall foliage and very ornamental berries, Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ (Burning Bush) is a compact, medium-sized, spreading, deciduous shrub of great interest. Its foliage of elliptic, rich green leaves in spring to summer turns impressive scarlet red in the fall, before shedding to the ground, revealing thin tan strips interrupting the subtle green color of the stems. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of tiny, non showy, greenish flowers appear before being replaced by purplish-red fruits that mature during the fall. At this time, each fruit capsule splits open to reveal orange-coated seeds which hang on far into winter. They are attractive to some birds who enjoy them during the winter months. Adding a spectacular splash of color in the fall and providing winter interest, this compact Burning Bush is a highly popular and versatile shrub.

Requirements & Characteristics

Hardiness
Zones 5 - 9
Heat Zones
Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure
Full Sun
Height
5' - 6' (150cm - 180cm)
Spread
3' - 4' (90cm - 120cm)
Spacing
48" - 60" (120cm - 150cm)
Plant Family
Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses
Water Needs
Average
Maintenance
Low
Soil Type
Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage
Moist but Well-Drained
Garden Uses
Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens