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Burning Bush (tree form)

Euonymus alatus '(tree form)'

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Burning Bush (tree form) (Euonymus alatus '(tree form)') at Glasshouse Nursery

Burning Bush (tree form)

Burning Bush (tree form)

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Burning Bush (tree form) (Euonymus alatus '(tree form)') at Glasshouse Nursery

Burning Bush (tree form) in fall

Burning Bush (tree form) in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Tree-Form Winged Burningbush


A grafted patio tree with stunning fall color of florescent red to pink, very showy; forms a rounded ball atop a single standard, interesting corky wings on the branches; very adaptable and versatile; makes a wonderful accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Burning Bush (tree form) is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its highly ornamental lollipop-like shape. It has rich green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding cherry red in the fall. It produces red capsules from early to late fall. The warty brown bark and harvest gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Burning Bush (tree form) is a deciduous dwarf tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance dwarf tree, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Burning Bush (tree form) is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Burning Bush (tree form) will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This dwarf tree performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features