Compacta Euonymus bright red foliage in the landscape


Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus


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Compacta Euonymus bright red foliage in the landscape
  • Fall color
  • Improved hardiness
  • Versatile

One of the most popular burning bush cultivars, 'Compacta' turns the typical bright red in fall. Compact branching does not mean dwarf; this plant can reach 8-10' in height.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 8 - 10'

Width 8 - 10'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Green

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Adaptable, but avoid wet soils.

Pruning Prune or trim to shape in early spring if desired. Avoid cutting into thick stems unless you are removing them completely.

Uses Mass plantings; specimen; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips The only notable feature of this plant is its fall foliage, so full sun is recommended to bring out its best. May be trimmed or shape, but recovery is slow from cuts into heavy, older stems.