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Euonymus/
Burning Bush


Euonymus
 


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Description:
One of the most widely adaptable and commonly used landscape plants in Ohio.  This family boasts colorful evergreen plants and deciduous shrubs with brilliant red fall color.
 
Common Name: Euonymus, Wintercreeper Euonymus, Burning Bush
Botanical Name: Euonymus
Type: Evergreen or deciduous shrub
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought and dry soil.  Prefers well-drained soil with an acidic to slightly alkaline soil (less than 6.8 to 7.7)
Light Requirements: Full sun. Evergreen types can tolerate partial shade as well.
Attributes: Attractive fall colors
Pests: Scale, spider mites
Diseases: n/a
Care: Fertilize with Holly-tone as recommended.  Prune long growing stems from evergreen types to keep compact shape.  Deciduous types can be pruned anytime spring to summer.

Planting Instructions:  Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule
 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Euonymous alatus 'Compactus'
Burning Bush, Winged Euonymous
zones: 4-8
 
Description:  Brilliant fiery red leaves in fall are second to none among any other landscape plant used in the U.S. Orange/red fruits.  Makes an excellent hedge or screen without pruning.  Deciduous.
Bloom Color: Green & yellow (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green; red fall color
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 5-8'


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Euonymous alatus 'Rudy Haag'
Burning Bush, Winged Euonymous
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Similar to 'Compactus' but develops into a tight, true dwarf form without pruning.  Dark green summer foliage turns to a spectacular bright red in fall.  Slow growth rate (3-4" per year). Deciduous.
Bloom Color: Green & yellow (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green, red fall color
Height: 3-5' 
Spread: 3-5'


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Euonymous alatus 'Select' (Fire Ball)
Burning Bush
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Likely to become quite popular because of its tight meatball-like shape. Place in full sun for best color and growth development.   Deciduous.
Bloom Color: Green & yellow (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green, red fall color
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'


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Euonymous fortunei 'Blondy' (Interbowli)
Euonymous, Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones: 5-8
 
Description: Bright yellow centers are edged with dark green.  Yellow center often softens as the summer progresses.  Good for slopes. Evergreen.
Bloom Color: Green & white (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow turning to purple & red in fall
Height: 18-24"
Spread: unknown


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Euonymous fortunei 'Coloratus'
Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones: 4-8
 
Description:  Unlike other Euonymus shrub cultivars, this type practically lies flat and forms a thick mat on the ground.  The leaves are deep purple/green with good red-purple fall and winter color. Self clinging.  Evergreen.
Bloom Color: Green & white (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green/purple; Purple/red fall color
Height: 12-18"
Spread: 6-8'


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Euonymous fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Distinguished by the irregular white margin on the deep green, one inch rounded leaf.  Margin becomes pink tinged in winter.  'Emerald Gaiety' forms a compact shrub but some stems may climb up nearby shrubs or walls.  A good plant for slopes. Evergreen.
Bloom Color: Green & white (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white; red fall color
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 20-30"


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Euonymous fortunei 'Gold Splash' (Roemertwo)
Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones:
 

Description:  Produced from our friends at Roemer Nursery (Ohio), 'Gold Splash' is a sport of 'Emerald n' Gold' with big round leaves displaying a thick deep golden-yellow edge. Very showy and consistent leaf coloration. Yellow fruit and orange seeds are very showy and persistent. Excellent hardiness and disease resistance, too.

Bloom Color: Green & white (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow; red fall color
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 36"


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Euonymous fortunei 'Harlequin'
Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  A flat growing cultivar with striking cream, yellow and pink leaves.  The variegation sometimes reverts back to green.  Prefers partial shade in hot summer areas.
Bloom Color: Green & white (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & silver; red fall color
Height: 12-24"
Spread: unknown


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Euonymous fortunei 'Moonshadow'
Euonymous, Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  This evergreen is ideal for a ground cover or mass planting.  It offers striking contrast with dark, shiny green leaves that have yellow mottling in the centers. Evergreen.
Bloom Color: Green & white (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow/cream
Height: 36"
Spread: 60"


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Euonymous fortunei 'Sunny Lane' (Roemerone)
Euonymous, Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones: 4-8
 
Description: Another introduction from Roemer Nursery (Ohio), 'Sunny Lane' has large leaves that emerge gold and green then soften to pleasing chartreuse and green.  Yellow fruits open in mid summer to reveal orange seeds.  Very hardy.  Evergreen.
Bloom Color: Green & white (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow; purple/red fall color
Height: 12-24"
Spread: unknown

 


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Euonymous fortunei 'Wolong Ghost' Euonymous, Wintercreeper Euonymous
zones: 4-8
 
Description: Distinct from other Euonymus because of it’s lustrous dark green leaf with silvery-white veining.  It’s perfect for a part-sun or part-shade spot!
Bloom Color: (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green & Silver-White
Height: 6-12"
Spread: 36-48"
 

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