Dwarf Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
Pronunciation: yoo-ON-ih-mus a-LAY-tus kom-PAK-ta
|Description||A sensational accent or natural hedge prized for its intense scarlet red fall coloring. The interesting, compact, mounded form displays attractive rich green leaves spring through summer. Exceptional when featured en masse, at the foreground of larger conifers or evergreen shrubs. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. 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.|
|Companion Plants||Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); 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.|
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