Red burning bush bare root plant

Red burning bush bare root plant

Red burning bush bare root plant

A red-burning bush bare root plant is a wonderful addition to any flower bed. This plant will grow quickly and become a beautiful plant in a short amount of time. In addition to a beautiful color, burning bush bare root plants bloom from May to October and yield vibrant color, making them popular as a garden plant as well.Burning bush is a striking shrub, with fiery scarlet foliage throughout the fall. This bush is as low-maintenance as it is dazzling, making it exceptionally easy to grow as either a single bold specimen plant or in a bright red row to form a low privacy screen. The visual interest extends beyond the fall, once the leaves have fallen, especially when they’re new. Young burning bush shrubs have distinct ridges on their green-brown stems.



Burning Bush is a deciduous shrub, and if left unpruned, the compact bush will grow to about 12 feet tall and 15 feet wide, and the species (winged) form will grow to about 15 feet tall and 20 feet wide. The leaves are opposite, which means they appear at the same position on the stem on each side, dark green leaves are less than a 2 inches long, with finely serrated edges and taper at the tips. Two to four corky ridges often form along the length of young stems, though they may not appear in shaded areas or closed canopies. Burning Bush blooms from April to June with small yellowish green flowers. Burning Bush does have small purple/red fruits, although these are hard to find among the bright red leaves in the fall. The fruit matures from September to October, then splits to reveal an orange seed.

Winged euonymus grows best in moist but well drained sites and tolerates moderately dry conditions (Whitcomb, 1985). In Waltham, MA, I observed newly planted four foot high shrubs in a restaurant parking lot garden. The shrubs served as a screen to block parked cars from an intersection. By the end of the summer these shrubs showed visible signs of drought stress. The following year these shrubs had recovered with the help of summer irrigation provided by the restaurant owner. At that time, older shrubs in my neighborhood with extensive root systems had made it through the droughty summer without exhibiting serious drought stress, such as leaf discoloration and leaf drop. Larger, more established shrubs can withstand most droughty conditions. (Source: www.ecolandscaping.org)



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