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Burning Bush

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The Burning Bush gives you an amazing show in the fall months with it's incredible, bright red foliage. If you like unique plants with bright color, this is the shrub for you. Looks amazing when you plant in groups of three.

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Burning Bush

One of the Most Colorful Shrubs Ever Developed

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

3 Gallon

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Planting Mix for Shrubs and Hedges
Planting Mix

Helps your Burning Bush get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
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When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Burning Bush
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


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Flame red is the best seller for fall color. The fiery autumn foliage of the Burning Bush makes it an excellent landscape plant… and it really draws attention when planted in rows. In summer, the cooling blue-green colored leaves are welcoming and lush.

Planted as a hedge, they can create a river of soothing green in warm weather and a fabulous trail of fire for autumn excitement. You’ll look forward to fall just to enjoy the amazing color. You'll see a buzz of excitement from your neighbors when they comment on how beautiful your yard looks with these vibrant shrubs.

The Burning Bush has fantastic drought tolerance once established, and easily adapts to a variety of soils and climate conditions. Homeowners in almost any area of the country can have great success in growing the burning bush in their yard. Burning Bush grows rather quickly and makes a beautiful statement in almost any yard.

Grows best in part shade to full sun. For that burst of flame in fall, be sure to plant the shrubs where they get full sun for most of the day. They love living in the shade, but the leaves will not be able to turn red without a massive dose of sunshine on a daily basis.

Great planted in masses and do well in geometric planting designs such as hedges and flower garden windbreaks.

Order your own row of Burning Bushes and enjoy the bright scarlet color in the fall!

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 4-8 ft.
Mature Width: 4-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Euonymus alatus
Does not ship to: AZ, MA, NH
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-8
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Burning Bush

Specific Directions for Burning Bush

Plant your Burning Bush in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although your Bushing Bush prefers full sunlight, it will tolerate shade. Don't plant your Burning Bush in a low are of your yard that collects standing water. Place your Burning Bushes about 3 feet apart to create a hedge.

Burning bushes prefer acidic soil, but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Let your soil dry to the touch down to about 2 inches in between waterings. Once your soil is dry give your Burning Bush a deep watering at the base.

Fertilize your Burning Bush at the beginning of every Spring and Mid Summer with an acidic fertilizer for an acid loving shrub. Every summer the leaves on your burning bush will be a blue green color, until the Fall when they turn a vibrant fiery red color.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Burning Bush.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Burning Bush gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Burning Bush again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I live in north Texas outside of Dallas. I purchased eight of these bushes and subsequently planted them in March through early April of 2010. The leaves all fell off during the fall of that year before I had the opportunity to view their beautiful color. I figured the plants were simply adjusting and did not think much of it. I continued fertilizing with miracle grow and watering. In 2011, we had one of the hottest and driest summers on record. Again, the leaves dropped off before changing over to their signature flame red color. Most of the branches on this deciduous shrub have remained green. My brother-in-law suspects that I may have accidentally planted the bushes too deeply, which may cause root rot. Since they are not doing so well at this location, I will probably relocate them to a sunnier place which is more visible. If anyone has any comments on my experience, I would love to hear them, so that I can enjoy these bushes that I have worked hard to keep
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
These plants take three years before they turn red. Personal experience. I watered them at planting, left them alone, and in 3 years they did turn red. Hope this helps.
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December 31, 2012
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Not worth it
I received and planted it in july, watered it as needed but it didn't bloom and appears dead as of Oct 1.....I can only hope it will bloom next year? Maybe??
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October 1, 2014
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3 months ago
Great quality plant
I ordered these plants a few months ago, and they arrived in perfect tact and were packed beautifully. I had no issues planting them and they have been thriving since. The only advice I have is the sizing. They list 3 gallon and to be honest it would have been more helpful to say how tall the plant was in feet. I guess I was expecting something a little bigger. Other than that, I would recommend buying plants from this site
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September 8, 2014
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3 months ago
My burning bush has been well established for years and it has always been in full sun. I use it to hide the hose and recycle bins at the side of my home. It also provides a screen for my bathroom window and it gives a beautiful display of color in the fall. The birds also enjoy this bush too.
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December 31, 2012
I love red bush and this is the reddest bush I could find! if you like red bush you will really get into this one
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December 31, 2012
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If planting as a hedge row how far apart should I plant the bushes?
Janet E on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: I planted my four that I bought last year on 6-foot centers. After one year, the foliage is only 4-foot apart. The plants are approx. 3-foot tall now. I hope they will be touching each other at 5-foot tall. You may want to plant a little closer if you want more density in the hedge. I planted a year ago and they had a beautiful red glow on the small plants last fall. We had a terrible raw cold windy winter and they came through nicely. I'm in eastern Nebraska. Best of luck and enjoy!
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What zone is Florida in for planting burning bushes?
clifford g on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: Burning bushes aren't recommended past zone 8, which includes a sliver of Northern Florida close by the Georgia and Alabama border.
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How tall does the burning bush get?
dottie W on Aug 25, 2014
Best Answer: Our burning bush is approx. seven years old and is trimmed regularly - it's about six feet in height
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Why can't the burning bush plant be shipped to NH ?
WALLY on Jul 5, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately New Hampshire has agricultural laws put in place that prevents us from legally shipping Burning Bushes there.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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Plants or bushes with color in a cold climate?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know if you can call the foot hills of the Blue Ridge as a cold climate (ele 1700) but we did have a severely cold winter this past winter and the bushes did fine. My problem was deer. Due to the acorn shortage (I hope this is why) they ate half my bushes leaving only a few leaves. I caged them this Spring. The few remaining leaves did have color.
Reply · Report · Robert W on Jun 23, 2014
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I'm thinking of planting a purple plum by my patio. How big will it get (height/width)? Can I KEEP trimming it the size I want?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
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is any of the plant toxic to animals?
CATHY on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: No, the burning bush is not toxic to animals. In fact the mull deer in my area ( NV ) love the bush so I have had to build screen cages around each bush so they don't dine on the bush. The cages will be removed when the bushes mature.
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are they deer resistant?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: Not sure I can answer that, as I do live in town. We do not have any deer bothering our bushes, but we don't have too many deer passing thru our yard either. Sorry wish I could be of more assistance.
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how long before they grow to maturity?
Heather A on Sep 11, 2014
Best Answer: Hard to tell. They developed a full set of leaves and a nice appearance the first summer they were planted, but the deer visited one night and ate every leaf. This summer, under the watchful electric eye of a hose end sprinkler, they have doubled in size and kept all their leaves. I'm awaiting the fall red color.
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Can plants be picked up from your location and where are you located?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: We have in house pick ups, but we're a private nonuser and don't allow people to walk around and browse. You can schedule a local pick up when you place your order. We're in Fort Mill, SC.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Burning Bush can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.