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Cole's Compact Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact'

Pronunciation: yoo-ON-ih-mus a-LAY-tus
SKU #01931
4-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
STYLE
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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Rose (Rosa)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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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