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Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
Common Name: Burning Bush Family: Celastraceae (The Staff Tree Family)

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Burning bush is best known for its spectacular red fall colour which is the most intense if it's grown in full sun. It also has attractive reddish purple fruit. Another common name is winged euonymus which refers to corky “winged” appendages along the branches. These are beautiful in winter when they catch lines of fresh fallen snow. More compact and dense than the species, 'Compactus' is extremely useful for smaller gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Hillsides in deciduous broadleaf mixed forests, and along ditches. Thickets and woods in lowland and mountains all over Japan.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Spring 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGood Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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