|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: February 17, 2008
The Burning Bush is also known as the Winged Euonymus. It is a member of
family and it's name is Euonymus Alatus. You can plant these in the
shade, but you will find the fall color is more attractive and brilliant if you
plant in full sun.
Burning Bush is Easy to Care For
The Burning Bush is easy to care for. The key is to keep the roots from getting
soggy or wet. Make sure the soil is well drained and don't fertilize too much.
If you experience a long dry period be sure and water otherwise they can
withstand hot dry areas.
When planting the burning bush you can keep the plants 5 feet apart. If you are
planning on making a hedge with the plants then plant them only 2 feet between
each. The hedge you will have to keep sheared to look good.
Also Known as Winged Euonymus
When trimming hedges leave at least half of the new growth. Trim and prune in
early spring before new growth begins. The Winged Euonymus has such a
bright red color that you will want to plant them in a location conducive to
viewing. Your neighbors will compliment you on the beauty of these plants.
Burning bushes are ideal plants for planting next to a foundation wall. There
structure allows for good screening of other objects. Their bright red colors
make them an excellent specimen plant.