Cole's Compact Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact'
Pronunciation: yoo-ON-ih-mus a-LAY-tus
|Description||A tidy, well-behaved shrub with compact branching and dense foliage, finer than others of its species. Prized for its blazing red leaf color in autumn that is particularly striking when planted near gold-leaved plants. Very useful as a hedge or landscape accent. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing, compact, rounded shrub; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Burning 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 Plants||Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Rose (Rosa)|
|Care||Easy to grow; adapts to most average, well-drained soils. Avoid poorly-drained, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. For best fall color, site in full sun, avoid drought stress, and do not heavily prune.|
|Lore||Euonuymus alatus was named burning bush for the similarity of its fiery foliage to the the Old Testament story of Moses.|
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