Dwarf Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus Compactus
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Botanical Name: Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
A spectacular and compact garden shrub which turns a luminous red color in fall, very showy; a shapely mounded growth habit and interesting corky wings on the branches; a very popular and adaptable landscape plant
Dwarf Burning Bush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
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