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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.

Burning Bush

One of the Most Colorful Shrubs Ever Developed

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Soil Contents
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DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

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.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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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 recommended for zones: 4-8
(green 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
over 5 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
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
1 year ago
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in our old house, we have in our back yard between properties and soon the month of October come we can see burning bushes changing colors from green to lightly pinkiesh to slowly slowly in red, so we watch them changing colors till fire red, till by December leaf starts to gone.Its so so beautiful to watch and feel in mind heart and soul that fall is here to see changing the color and wait for april to be green all over again till October, ofcourse, now we have in our new house for all family to enjoy all year around, amazing bush
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January 23, 2015
8 months ago
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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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Good for Florida
While the weather here is too hot to grow alot of things, these burning bushes are hardy, staying very green, look alive. We look forward to whenever they will turn red but for now they are doing very very well in the Florida climate.
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October 22, 2014
Palm Bay, FL, US
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Had real good luck with my burning bush(s) and look forward to the fall to seem them bright red !
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October 18, 2014
11 months ago
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Can the Burning Bush Shrubs be planted in the fall?
Chuck H on Oct 6, 2014
Best Answer: Yes Fall is a wonder time for planting these shrubs.
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how long before they grow to maturity?
Heather A on Sep 11, 2014
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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How high does this grow a year?
barnbaby on Apr 4, 2015
how deep is root system?
george D on Apr 30, 2015
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Can a burning bush be pruned/ shaped?
Jane F on Apr 22, 2015
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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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Is burning bush deer resistant?
Monika D on May 3, 2015
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Do you guarantee your plants? As in, if I purchase them today and plant them as soon as they arrive, will you guarantee they will be alive come Spring? Be comforted in know I will plant them according to your instructions.
Cathy L on Oct 21, 2014
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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 nursery and don't allow people to walk around and browse. You can call and schedule a local pick up when you place your order.
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what color will they be if they are planted in shade?
Kristin W on Apr 20, 2015
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when to plant ?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
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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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does the burning bush lose its leaves in the winter?
woody w on Dec 29, 2014
Best Answer: yes
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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.
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Your ad says 4-8 ft, heights annd width. Could they be restricted to, or maintained at 4 ft without damaginng them ??
Lloyd M on May 13, 2015
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how are they for colorado climate?
larry p on Apr 11, 2015
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are they deer resistant?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Montana where there are white tail and mule deer. A lot of people have this bush around and even downtown... mule deer are the browsers and they leave this bush alone. I have white tail at my place and they leave almost all shrubbery alone as they prefer to graze. I have not seen the deer eat on these shrubs.
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can this be planted in the fall?
CAROL C. on Jun 14, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, ,just plant in store brought Tree/shrub soil and water weekly. Provide the appropriate food.
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the negatives to planting burning bushes?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
Best Answer: I have no negatives, we planted a row of about 15 against our fence and they are beautiful, red and growing.
Reply · Report · Sue on Oct 22, 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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can this plant grow in a pot?
Flosm on Feb 4, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, place it in a pot that's about 3 times larger than the root ball.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Feb 6, 2015
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I have a potted burning bush, it's been in the pot since last year is it alright?
shell on Feb 1, 2015
Best Answer: It depends on the size pot that it is in. If it is starting to get root bound you should see the roots coming out the top or bottom of the pot.
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Do you cut back a burning bush to the ground in the winter?
Lorraine S on Oct 25, 2014
Best Answer: I cut them back to one foot. That way, they will grow to the height that I prefer them to be at through the growing season (about 2 feet).
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how tall are the 1 gallon size?
mike l on Jul 4, 2015
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The dwarf burning bush how tall does it get?
Bernardete a on Jun 29, 2015
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When is the best time to prune my burning bush.? Thanks
vickie s on Jun 18, 2015
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How large above ground is the 3 gallon burning bush plant?
Stan H on Jun 9, 2015
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how large does a burning bush get when mature?
Vicki B on Jun 6, 2015
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why does the burning bush lose leaves in summer?
sandy b on Apr 25, 2015
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