Gardenwise on Burning Bush

Burning Bush is a Fall Favorite

Don’t call the fire department because that’s not a fireball in your garden, it’s a Dwarf Burning Bush  (Euonymus alata “Compactus,”) a low-care,  beautiful shrub.  With its upright, bushy and vase-shaped habit, Burning Bush is a Fall garden’s best friend with its brilliant and intense fiery scarlet Red foilage.  Your guests will do a double take when they see your Burning Bush as it really is that visually appealing.  It is such an incredible garden wonder,  it can serve as your Fall focal point. 

Burning Bush ranges from 6-10 feet high, and 6-10 feet wide, and it’s insect, disease, drought, heat, AND deer resistant, and tolerant of shade (but for the most intense fall color, plant it in full sun. )  It’s also versatile enough to use as a hedge screen en masse.