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Burning Bush Shrubs for Sale Online
Burning Bush Euonymus Shrubs make an excellent addition to many landscapes as a sensational accent hedge. This dwarf ornamental shrub’s intense crimson red fall color is sure to stand out and is relatively easy to care for. Euonymus alatus is compact, and its spring and summer foliage is a rich green hue. Plant this shrub in mass and near other evergreen shrubs.
Also known as Winged Euonymous, this shrub has tiny flowers that bloom into dangling red berries during the late spring to early summer months. Birds love these berries, and its seed can naturally plant new shrubs when dropped in rich soil.
The berries, bark, leaves, and seeds of the Burning Bush shrub are suspected to be poisonous due to their relation to other toxic species. Avoid pets and small children who may be tempted to taste its berries.
Burning Bush keeps its intense red fall foliage when planted in full sun and slightly acidic soil. This multi-stemmed, angular branching shrub is considered an invasive species, so keep that in mind when planting in your landscape.
|6 to 8 Feet
|8 to 10 Feet
|Broad leaved deciduous shrub
|Dark green, turning bright red in fall
|No pruning needed
|Any well drained soil
|Water well until established
How to Care for Burning Bush
Before you buy a Burning Bush shrub, make sure to read about the care instructions that are recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I water Burning Bush Euonymus Shrubs?
After back-filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give Burning Bush Euonymus shrubs a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5, a three gallon pot would be 15, and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How do I mulch Burning Bush Euonymus Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Burning Bush Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to avoid covering any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
How do I plant a Winged Euonymus Shrub?
We suggest when planting your newly-purchased Burning Bush Euonymus Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system, but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil for Burning Bush Euonymus because more times than not, these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of the Burning Bush spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil.
The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. As always Bio-tone Fertilizer is recommended to be used at planting to provide the much needed mycorrhiza fungus that naturally protects plant roots from diseases and pathogens.
How do I fertilize Burning Bush Euonymus Shrubs?
Shrubs such as Burning Bush Euonymus grow best if they are fertilized once or twice in the summer. Although some authorities recommend special fertilizer mixes to get the maximum results, Burning Bush does amazingly well with a more relaxed approach. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully on your Burning Bush Shrubs. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect.