Euonymus - Dwarf Burning Bush / Size 2
Burning Bush Euonymus

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 16" - 18" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $9.95

Product Code: EUOBUR2

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Overall Description

Also known as Cork Tree, this variety has dark green leaves spring thru summer, then turn bright, clear red in the fall. Corky ridges on flat, horizontal branches make this an interesting plant in the winter. Excellent hedge plant, space 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart. Growth is dense, compact and needs practically no pruning. Ordinary to good soil, average moisture. HAS BEST FALL COLOR IN FULL SUN!!!

Burning Bush responds well to trimming, and can be maintained at just about any width / height through shearing / trimming performed once in mid spring, and another in mid fall.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 6 - 9 feet

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 feet

--Growth Rate :

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun preferred, to light partial shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic - well drained. Does not like wet swampy conditions

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Foliage is a nice green color during the season, with a brilliant red fall color display in mid / late fall before losing leaves for the winter

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers / berries - Very small inconspicuous flowers appear in mid spring, but are not very noticeable, or worth mentioning. After pollination, berry like seed capsules are formed and turn a bright red color in late fall persisting thru winter in most cases.

--Diseases / Insects :
Twig blight noticed on some specimens of grown in soil that is too moist. Make annual check for presence of spider mites, which are extremely rare.

--Recommended Spacing :
Approx 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart for most hedge type plantings. Otherwise, no specific spacing recommendations.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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