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