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Enjoy “Look At Me!” Fall Color

One of the most highly sought after colors for fall foliage is flaming, fire-engine red. You will find it on some trees and a few berries, but it’s not that easy to find on a shrub. The Compacta Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Compactus') is a shrub that proudly wears its scarlet color and lives up to its ‘burning bush’ moniker. It nearly glows in the garden.

The part of its name it doesn’t live up to is the ‘compacta’. This shrub can grow to be a whopping 10 feet tall or more! It takes well to shearing, though, and can be kept at a more petite size.

A popular and versatile shrub, the Burning Bush is wonderful as a hedge or screen but can hold its own as an ornamental or foundation plant.

Spring to summer your Burning Bush will have rich, green leaves up to 3 inches long. In the spring small, yellow green flowers appear adding interest to this extremely popular shrub. It drops its leaves in the winter, but has an interesting branch structure that stands out in the winter months.

Once it is established in your garden, it is remarkably drought tolerant. It adapts well to a variety of soils and climates. It thrives in most areas of the United States with little care.

Even though the Burning Bush ‘Compacta’ will grow happily in a semi-shady area, it needs whole days of full sun to develop those amazing red leaves in the fall, so choose your site carefully. Make sure it’s someplace where you and your neighbors can enjoy its dramatic display.

* Brilliant Red Fall Color
* Insect and Disease Resistant
* Low Maintenance


Plant Facts

Family Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
Restricted AK, HI, NY, NH
Foliage Green
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Mature Form Upright, Round
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Green and Yellow
Fall Color Crimson Red

Burning Bush Compacta.

Rating: 4.2/5 based on 14 review(s)
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My Burning Bush Review by Peter
I received my 2 Burning Bush Compacta, and was amazed at the packaging and shipping. Well protected, and boxed real good.
As for the bushes, they are beautiful. Buds all over every branch, large strong roots system. Planted in full sun in front yard. I bet I see some action in the next month.
Very satisfied if they grow as good as they look.
Sun needed Review by Delano
I learned that my compacta burning bushes need sun to get their most brilliant color. Wish I had planted them in more sunny area.
Blazing Red Review by joan_516
Just as red as any other burning bush but not quite as large. For my yard this dwarf version the Compacta burning bush is perfect.
Great shape Review by phil
I like the way this shrub grows into a natural round shape.There is no need for pruning.
Burning Bush dying Review by Irene
<P>With great anticipation, we planted 3 dwarf burning bushes last summer in a full sun area of the garden. The area has sandy soil, and is well drained. Our first disappointment occurred in the fall because our leaves remained a strong green colour. We presume that the bush needs to establish itself better. But, this spring 2 of the plants appeared to be struggling, they started losing leaves, new growth branches curled down and one bush looks almost dead. What's happening? Any advice?</P><P><STRONG>NHN Response:</STRONG> Sorry, this section is for reviewing products only. Please telephone our sales department at 888-864.7663. One of our representatives will be happy to offer suggestions. Or you may post you question on our gardening forum <A href=""></A> and one of the members or staff of Nature Hills will be happy to reply. </P>

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