Glory Time for Burning Bush

Right now both the standard and dwarf Burning Bush are star attractions in the landscape with their brilliant red fall foliage.  Also known as Winged  Euonymous, the Burning Bush have long been a favorite due to the intensity of the red fall color that develops each October as nights get cooler and days shorter.

Burning Bush are versatile shrubs that can grow in light conditions ranging from full sun to pretty heavy shade.  We’ve seen Burning Bush do well in shady areas where many other plants struggle with the low light levels.  When positioned in a shady area Burning Bush will be a nice green healthy shrub, but will not develop the intense red fall color that takes place when grown in full sun.  Burning Bush prefer neutral to acid soils and soggy ground should be avoided.  Prune one every year or two to maintain good density.