Winged Burning Bush

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The Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) is an ornamental plant native to Asia with exceptional fall color! The 3-inch medium green foliage maintains its healthy intensity throughout the hot summer months before transforming into its own hot color!

Not only does the Burning Bush fit this description, but it will also provide you with a magnificent red fall color! As its name implies, your Burning Bush will present itself in the fall as a blazing crimson flame amid the declining foliage of your gardens.

Spring brings yellowish dainty blooms that pollinators adore. The blooms transform into tiny red fruit that appear to provide your feathered friends with a much-needed autumn snack.

After the fall display, and as winter progresses, the cork-like ridges along your Burning Bushes branches will be exposed! Revealing the reason behind the "winged" portion of your extraordinary shrub's name and provides incredible winter interest! Very cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, the Winged Euonymus is a solid choice for four seasons of interest!

Planting and Application:

Imagine an ornamental shrub in your yard that is extremely hardy, won't require any special care and readily adapts to almost any size and shape that you prefer. One would look great as a border or foundation planting in your yard, or even as an informal hedge! These are naturally rounded and tidy, but take to shearing well too!

The Burning Bush tends to grow wider than it is tall and can be easily pruned smaller if you need! Or go big and train this tree into a multi-trunked tree form that can get 10 feet in height and 8-12 feet in width!

Create a lush privacy hedge along the front of your property to divide your home from the sidewalk, or along the edge to screen out a messy neighbor. Hide an ugly eye sore or soften the corner of your home or outbuilding with these densely branched shrubs!

Use several shrubs in bird-friendly groupings to amplify the remarkable brilliance of the fall color. It's an outstanding display. Great for erosion control on hillsides, you'll turn a slope into a fiery display when planting Burning Bushes en masse!

  • Long Pointed Green Foliage
  • Yellowish Blooms In Spring & Reddish Fruit In Fall
  • Exceptional Red Fall Color
  • Showy Branches With Winged Corky Ridges
  • Pollinator-Friendly & Bird-Friendly
  • Brilliant Hedges, Specimens, Accents & Privacy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Not bothered by pollution, insects, or disease, Burning Bushes are very low-maintenance! Performing well in full sun and tolerates a wide range of soils as long as they are well-drained. Provide moderate regular moisture throughout the growing season and top off the soil with 3 to 4 inches of arborist mulch, to keep the root system cool and moist.

If you do prune, right after flowering is best to remove the flowers before they go to seed. Arborist mulch also allows you to increase the time between supplemental watering.

  • Full Sun
  • Best in Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune After Flowering To Remove Seeds
  • Pollution, Deer, Insect & Disease-Resistant

Nature Hills understands that this genus sometimes grows too well in certain areas. Birds eat the seeds and spread them around where they can grow and overtake other plants. That's why we use Plant Sentry™ to block shipments into regulated areas. Just punch in your zip code into our Zone Finder to see if it will work for your community.

For those that can safely grow it, there is nothing like the bright splash of bold red of the Winged Burning Bush!

Get four-season interest with the spring flowers, green foliage, fall color, and corky winged stems of the Winged Burning Bush from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Winged Burning Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus alatus
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellowish-Green
Foliage Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering