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Fire Ball® Burning Bush Euonymus alatus

(7 REVIEWS)
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
84" 84"
Height
60 - 84"
Spread
60 - 84"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 7
  • 8
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  • 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.

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

    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.

    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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  • 7 Reviews

    • Russell Studebaker
      Florida
      United States
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • I have a long row of these beside my home and I just love them, never have lost one yet.

      sue
      Massachusetts
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • We have had two plants and just added another.

      Diane
      Georgia
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I bought one of these in Ohio, and they are beautiful in full color.

      Julie Ann Parise
      Florida
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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