Fire Ball® Burning Bush Euonymus alatus
- Hardy Zones
- 4 - 8
- Mature Size
- 60 - 84 Inches
Outstanding bright red fall foliage. May be pruned in late winter. Hardier than other varieties. Adaptable. Excellent for landscaping.
Great landscape plant.
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.
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 - a reference to Moses' burning bush experience. 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.
- Russell StudebakerFloridaUnited States4 years ago
I have a long row of these beside my home and I just love them, never have lost one yet.sueMassachusettsUnited States4 years ago
We have had two plants and just added another.DianeGeorgiaUnited States4 years ago
I bought one of these in Ohio, and they are beautiful in full color.Julie Ann PariseFloridaUnited States4 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.ShirleyOhioUnited States4 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 AbstonIndianaUnited States4 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.JanaIndianaUnited States4 years ago