Strawberry Bush

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Our Hearts are a-busting with the fantastic native Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus) now available at! Also called Hearts A'busting and Hearts-a-Bustin, any way you say it - it's a very showy ornamental shrub! Related to the well-known Burning Bush, Strawberry bushes are covered in similar green leaves that turn fiery red in fall and have fine-textured slender branches - but they have an added perk that sets them apart!

Spring brings loads of fuzzy-looking balls of greenish blooms that pollinators seek out. While they're not the showiest among the dense branching, it's their fall color and berries that are the highlight of these native bushes! Those fuzzy blooms become fire-reddish-purple spiky capsules that burst open to reveal darker interiors and expose the large orangy-red seeds! Bustin indeed!

Hearts-a-Bustin is a suckering plant that politely forms its own thickets for slow and steady spreading coverage and bird-friendly habitat and nesting! Plus those seeds feed songbirds and small mammals! Growing to a space-saving 4-6 feet high and wide at maturity, This rounded shrub creates a lovely display in gardens throughout USDA hardiness zones 6 through 9.

Planting and Application:

Strawberry Bushes are perfect for naturalizing and woodland locations, transforming large areas that tend to be tricky for other plants to grow in. Clay soils, drought-prone locations, wet to dry areas throughout a wide range of conditions around the US in growing zones ? ?. Natives like this easy-going shrub are perfect for Rain and Water gardens, Rock gardens, Fire-wise landscaping, as well as slopes and for erosion control.

For creating a low-maintenance landscape, these plants can easily replace the traditional Burning Bush in areas where those can be a nuisance. Use as specimen plantings, accents, backdrops for garden beds and borders, and as wonderful anchors in the landscape. The fruit resembles a spiky strawberry and calls birds and the blooms attract pollinators.

  • Spiky Greenish Flowers
  • Showy Spiky Red Capsules & Orangy-Red Seeds
  • Green Foliage & Thicket Forming Native
  • Pollinator & Bird-Friendly
  • Naturalizing, Hedges, Erosion, Wet/Dry Locations & Fire-Landscaping

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Euonymus are easy-going understory and woodland shrubs that thrive in shade! Loving moist humusy soil. Once established, these shrubs can be drought-tolerant and thrive in clay and acidic soils. Likewise, once established, they tolerate moist soils and riparian locations. Prune when dormant to control shape and size and remove the suckers if desired.

  • Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • Wide-Range of Moisture Tolerance
  • Highly Adaptable to Soil Type
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Attracts Birds, Deer & Wildlife

If only this bush were edible! Instead, it's just a showy ornamental that will light up your landscape! Hurry and order your own Strawberry Bush (Hearts-a-Bustin) to add their native adaptability and hardiness to your garden and feed pollinators and birds. Now available at 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

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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.

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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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Strawberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus americanus
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Fall
Pruning Time Early Spring