Burning Bush Compacta
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
|Family||Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'|
|Restricted||AK, HI, NY, NH|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Form||Upright, Round|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Green and Yellow|
|Fall Color||Crimson Red|
Burning Bush Compacta.
- Starting at: $54.95 - In stock
- My Burning Bush Review by Peter
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.
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