Pipsqueak® Burning Bush

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Fiery Fall Color Pipsqueak® Burning Bush

  • Superior, Brilliant Red Fall Color
  • Dense Branching Structure Looks Lush to the Ground
  • Tidy, Compact Form Stays Neat and Trim
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Versatile Shrub in Many Garden Applications
  • Listed on Firewise Plant Lists
  • Urban Tolerant

There is nothing like a Burning Bush to deliver a big pop of spectacular fall color. Now you can add a tidy, compact blaze of intense crimson red with Pipsqueak® Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Pipzam').

It looks good all year-long. All through spring and summer, you'll enjoy the mid-toned green leaves and trim, flat-topped, rounded shape.

Watch the fiery fall color lick its way all through the foliage as the nights start getting cooler. It's a thrilling, dependable display.

Pipsqueak can become a perfect backdrop for your autumn get-togethers with family and friends. Get outside at half-time during your football watch parties!

Pipsqueak can be used front and center in your landscape design. Even in winter, the textured, corky bark brings interest.

A charming horizontal branching habit adds to the excitement. It stays full and dense all the way to the ground.

Nature Hills understands that this genus sometimes grows too well in certain areas. 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 Pipsqueak can be grown in your community.

Order from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

How to Use Pipsqueak® Burning Bush in the Landscape

You can't go wrong with this dramatic, easy-care selection. It can be used in several garden applications. No matter how you use it, Pipsqueak will stop traffic in fall!

Use one as a magnificent specimen. Add a second shrub for a high-impact presentation, flanking either side of your front door.

This is a terrific low screening shrub. Use a row of them along your patio planting, or running the length of your fence line.

Plant them 3 and 1/2 feet apart to create a solid screen. You'll measure from the center of the first plant to the center of the next.

Add a staggered, zigzagging series of rows to create a mass planting. Use Pipsqueak as an attention-grabbing way to cover bare ground. Mulch between plants and keep new mass plantings weeded.

Commercial property owners should take note. Get more eyes on your business with Pipsqueak Burning Bush planted near your entrance!

Play with the spreading form with contrasting plants. Pair it with towering vertical accents like Sky Pencil Holly or Blue Arrow Juniper.

Use it as a contrast behind arching Ornamental Grasses. Or, echo the horizontal branches with a curved series of Bird's Nest Spruce planted in front.

Its tight branch structure also makes it a useful snow fence. Try a row or double row along the length of your driveway, planted against the prevailing winter winds.

#ProPlantTips for Care

This dwarf variety grows slowly, and lives a long time with proper care. Give it a moderate amount of water on a regular basis to establish young plants. Provide supplemental water in extended droughts to protect your investment.

Pipsqueak can grow in full sun or partial shade. It also tolerates a wide range of soils, with the exception of wet, poorly drained soil. The roots will rot in poor draining soils.

It maintains a natural, pleasing shape, but can also withstand heavy pruning. City or urban environments are no problem for these rugged plants.

If Burning Bush can be safely grown in your area, you'll adore your Pipsqueaks! Place your order today, and get started with these marvelous shrubs in your landscape.

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 NatureHills.com 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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Pipsqueak® Burning Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus alatus 'Pipzam'
Mature Height 5 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes