Cole's Compact Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||yoo-ON-ih-mus a-LAY-tus|
|Lore||Euonuymus alatus was named burning bush for the similarity of its fiery foliage to the the Old Testament story of Moses.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing, compact, rounded shrub; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and 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. Excellent for wild garden accent and in habitat planting that needs color.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Vibrant Fall Color|
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