How To Grow Burning Bushes

How To Grow Burning Bushes

Although growing burning bushes can add big spring, summer and fall color to your landscape, there are a few downsides to planting this shrub that blazes in autumn with bright red foliage

Burning bushes are known for their fast growth and beautiful leaves. Especially as autumn rolls around, and their canopy of foliage turns to a fiery red.

Burning bushes (Euonymus alatus), certainly bring a lot of versatility to the landscape. For one, they are perfect for growing as a hedge plant for walkways and driveways.

But they also make for a wondrous focal point as a stand alone shrub.

But they also make for a wondrous focal point as a stand alone shrub.

Even better, they tolerate nearly any soil condition. Although these hardy shrubs prefer full sun, they can adapt well to shadier areas of the landscape too.

The Poisonous Side of Growing Burning Bushes As if the invasive part wasn’t enough, Euonymus alatus can also be quite toxic when ingested. Both the leaves and berries of the shrub contain toxins harmful to humans and common household pets.

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