Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Compact, rounded shrub to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Compact Habit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Compact, rounded shrub to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Special features:Dwarf Plant, Fall Color
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasBurning Bush is usually planted as a single specimen or in a grove. It can make a good, natural hedge with changes in every season. Use to brighten dark corners in architecture or in groves of coniferous evergreens to add brilliance and a spot of seasonal color. Excellent for wild garden accent and in habitat planting that needs color.
Companion PlantsGrow this burning bush with Black Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Nigrum'), Wolong Ghost Euonumus, (Euonyumus fortunei 'Wolong Ghost'), Jelena Witch Hazel, (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'), Dream Pink Hybrid Tea Rose, (Rosa x 'Twojoan') and Brewley's Varieaged Viburnum, (Viburnum tinus 'Beweley's Varieagated').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This fiery shrub is native to Japan and was both introduced by von Siebold around 1823. It was among the 485 plants he collected and introduced into Europe from discriptions in his Flora Japonica. However, the plants are found in a much larger range over much of Asia and officially classified in 1860. The first dwarf form appeared before 1928 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Coles Compact Select was introduced by Cole's Nursery.
Lore:
Euonuymus alatus was named burning bush for the similarity of its fiery foliage to the the Old Testament story of Moses.