Dwarf Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||yoo-ON-ih-mus a-LAY-tus kom-PAK-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9