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Fire Ball® Burning Bush Euonymus alatus

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
7' 7'
Height
5' - 7'
Spread
5' - 7'
  • Details

    Features

    Outstanding bright red fall foliage. May be pruned in late winter. Hardier than other varieties. Adaptable. Excellent for landscaping.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Drought Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 96 Inches
    Spread: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great landscape plant.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    There are few problems with this shrub. It is low maintenance, has nice bark, and isn't prone to pest problems. However, to maximize the fall red foliage color, the plants should be placed in full sun. Plants placed in areas with too much shade will color up much later in the fall and will often lose their leaves before they have a chance to turn bright red. Tolerant of most soils except extremely wet conditions. pH adaptable. Prefers medium moisture. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label recommended rate of application. Fertilizer will prime the plant to have a good growth flush in spring to its maximum potential. Withstands heavy pruning. Can be done whenever, but best done in late fall.

    PLEASE NOTE: Fire Ball® - Burning Bush - Euonymus alatus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of ME, MA, MN, NH, or VT.

    An improved selection of compact burning bush with tighter branching and superior hardiness. Burning bush derives its common name from its bright red fall foliage color. Other varieties of burning bush may experience die-back during harsh winters; Fire Ball has had no winter damage even in the coldest of midwestern winters. Plant it among spring and summer flowering shrubs for a jolt of color in the fall. The slightly more compact habit makes it a better fit in the landscape than other varieties, which may reach up to 10 feet in height. Fire Ball will only get about 7 feet tall.

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • We adore burning bushes and have planted a raised hedge at our new landscape. We trim the bottom 18 inches to expose the wonderful trunk sculpture and vase shape. Trim top for width and height. We also plant on raised bed berm for visual ease. Color is wonderful and winter interest lovely. Nothing invasive about it in most of the US.

      Kenneth Caldwell
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 6 min ago
    • INVASIVE - Do Not Plant. While it looks beautiful it should not be planted due to its invasive nature. Please plant species that are native to your area.

      Susan
      , 2 weeks ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I have a long row of these beside my home and I just love them, never have lost one yet.

      sue
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • We have had two plants and just added another.

      Diane
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I bought one of these in Ohio, and they are beautiful in full color.

      Julie Ann Parise
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I have planted two at different homes and they have grownvery nice and the colors are beautiful. Little to no care only pruning. Would like to have a yard full.

      Shirley
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • This is the most beautiful shrub! The red color is just so vibrant and eye-catching. It is very easy to care for as well. We use it at the end of our drive on both sides.

      Mrs Abston
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • Thgis is the most beautiful bush! The different colors of red in it are amazing. Is great for a Fall centerpiece when using just a few of the branches.

      Jana
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
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