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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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Planting Mix
Burning Bush Planting Mix

Helps your Burning Bush get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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. 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.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
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 needed 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

DIEHARD Transplant
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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, VT
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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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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Growth Rate
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.
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
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
January 23, 2015
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
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.
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
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
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.
October 22, 2014
Palm Bay, FL, US
1 year ago
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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
September 8, 2014
1 year ago
Growth Rate
burning bush
Had real good luck with my burning bush(s) and look forward to the fall to seem them bright red !
October 18, 2014
1 year ago
Growth Rate
So pretty
We really like our Burning Bushes. They are filling in nicely. We planted them in a remodeled flower bed and they take your eye. Thank you.
July 24, 2015
9 months ago
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Growth Rate
Excited for Growth
Although my burning bush roots didn't get planted when I expected (3 weeks late) they are growing well. A little slow, but still growing. A couple are leafing well. I was excited to see another one start leafing this week.
July 28, 2015
4 months ago
Growth Rate
Looking good.
Both seem to be growing very good and look healthier than the two we purchased from another online source.
July 24, 2015
8 months ago
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Looking to make a barrier between my landscaped yard and my neighbors junk yard.
Robert M on Oct 3, 2015
Happy with last order. You gave us a good quality shrub with our last order when we had one that died.
Ginny F on Sep 8, 2015
Looking to make a barrier between my landscaped yard and my neighbors junk yard.
Robert M on Oct 3, 2015
I like the color of the bushes
Laura j on Sep 19, 2015
Happy with last order. You gave us a good quality shrub with our last order when we had one that died.
Ginny F on Sep 8, 2015
I have one and I love it
Brenda S on Sep 5, 2015
Love the vibrant red coloring of the burning bushes in the fall.
Annie G on Aug 31, 2015
Fence line color
peter a on Aug 28, 2015
Perfect for daughter's landscaping
Roxann B on Aug 25, 2015
I like the color of the bushes
Laura j on Sep 19, 2015
I have one and I love it
Brenda S on Sep 5, 2015
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.
how long before they grow to maturity?
Heather A on Sep 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It will reach 8 to 10 feet (which is considered its mature height) in 8 to 10 years, and keep slowly growing through the rest of its iife.
Is burning bush deer resistant?
Monika D on May 3, 2015
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!
How high does this grow a year?
barnbaby on Apr 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a moderate grower that will grow around 12 inches or less a year. It slows down when it approaches its mature height of 8 to 10 feet.
Can a burning bush be pruned/ shaped?
Jane F on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, a Burning Bush takes well to pruning if you want a specific shape or need to keep it smaller than it naturally grows, which is about 8 feet when mature. However, you need to prune in early spring to keep from losing the fall leaf color.
how deep is root system?
george D on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The roots form a dense, fibrous mass under the bush and a bit futher than the foliage, but it does not go very deep; perhaps a foot deep would include 90% of the root mass.
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.
what color will they be if they are planted in shade?
Kristin W on Apr 20, 2015
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.
when to plant ?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
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
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
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can prune these without causing damage.
how are they for colorado climate?
larry p on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine does well at an altitude of 8000' here in New Mexico Rockies. My location is technically a zone 3 and this plant is for zone 4 - 8. In its 3rd season now it is doing very well and has survived sub zero temperatures for brief periods during the winter.

does the burning bush lose its leaves in the winter?
woody w on Dec 29, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I plant these months spring? Also I'm looking to plant a row of these 100 feet long. Do they grow well this way
Isaiah M on Sep 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These do well when planted in the spring and fall. They grow well in rows and you would want to space them about 4-5 ft apart.
CHRISTINA H on Aug 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi ChristinaThere are quite a few things that can cause this condition such as heat, water,shade, insects, etc.Without photos of the affected plant I would be unable to correctly diagnose your problem.If you would like to send photos I'll be happy to look and see if I can figure out what's going on with the plant. Thank you
is there different verities of burning bushes?
rich e on Jul 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have a Flame Red Burning bush in it's 3rd season now. I live at an altitude of 8,000 feet in high desert and winters gets cold here. This bush is for growing zones 4-8 and my location is technically zone 3. In its location it gets 1/2 day sun. Despite all this the bush is doing very well and is now 3' by 2' plus.

The dwarf burning bush how tall does it get?
Bernardete a on Jun 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Dwarf Burnign Bush grows 4 to 8 feet tall, and tends towards the larger size unless you prune it.
When is the best time to prune my burning bush.? Thanks
vickie s on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Early spring is the best time to plant this bush and they can tolerate very severe pruning
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.
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.
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).
How large above ground is the 3 gallon burning bush plant?
Stan H on Jun 9, 2015
how large does a burning bush get when mature?
Vicki B on Jun 6, 2015

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