Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus


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  • Fall color
  • Improved hardiness
  • Versatile

Better stem hardiness than typical dwarf burning bush.

Fire Ball® burning bush is an improved selection of compact burning bush with tighter branching and superior hardiness. Other varieties of burning bush may experience die-back during harsh winters; Fire Ball® euonymus has experienced zero damage even in the coldest of Midwestern winters. 

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 5 - 7'

Width 5 - 7'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Green

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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.