Burning bush, Compact winged spindle tree (Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’)
Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ (known as Burning bush or Compact winged spindle tree) is a dwarf and very dense cultivar of E. alatus. Burning bush is a deciduous compact small shrub. It is very vigorous and develops corky ridges on the branches. They feature rosy-red leaves in autumn and are among the most fascinating plants for fall color. Burning bush has small green flowers that are followed by red-purple fruits containing orange seeds.
Plant profileCommon name: Burning bush
Scientific name: Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Spread: 50cm - 1.5m
Foliage color: Green (spring), Green (summer), Red (autumn)
Flower color: Green
Fruit color: Orange
Season of interest: Autumn
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance
How to plant
They can be planted in groups for a better impact. Plant in full sun or partial shade position in moist but well drained soil. Moisture is appreciated if planted in a very exposed place.
Compact winged spindle tree can be propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings.
Burning bush is considered an invasive plant in some parts of USA.