Euonymous alatusEuonymus alatus

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Euonymus alatus
  • PRONUNCIATION: u-on'i-mus a-la'tus
  • COMMON NAME: Burning Bush; Winged Euonymous
  • FAMILY: Celastraceae
  • NATIVITY: Northeastern Asia to Central China
  • GROWTH HABIT: Mounded to horizontal
  • SIZE: 15 to 20' (height) by 15 - 20' (spread).
  • HARDINESS: Zone 4 - 8.
  • CULTURE: well-drained soils, sun although it can withstand shade
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Unlimited
  • FOLIAGE: opposite, simple, elliptic to obovate 1 to 3" long, red fall color
  • BUDS: imbricate, green-brown-red, 6 to 8 pairs of bud scales, conical, glabrous, strongly divergent
  • BARK: greenish brown, corky wings on stems
  • FLOWER: none significant
  • FRUIT: 1/3" long capsule
  • PROPAGATION: seeds or cuttings
  • PESTS: None significant
  • CULTIVARS: 'Angelica' 'Apterus' 'Chicago Fire'
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