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Dwarf Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

SKU
03360
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.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationyoo-ON-ih-mus a-LAY-tus kom-PAK-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsFothergilla (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

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