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Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus


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-t- 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-8 ft.

Mature Width:

4-8 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


5 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Euonymus alatus

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One of the Most Colorful Shrubs Ever Developed

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!

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Customer Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2013
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
over 2 years 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.
January 1, 2013
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
over 2 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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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.
October 22, 2014
Palm Bay, FL
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years ago
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Looking good.
Both seem to be growing very good and look healthier than the two we purchased from another online source.
July 24, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Bush I received
The bush I received was very small but appears to be doing well after 2 weeks of being planted.
July 31, 2015
1 year ago
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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
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Burning Bush

Burning Bush Planting Diretions 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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The size & color will be perfect on the top of our hill in the front entrance of our home. I will enjoy this burning bush from my kitchen window.
brenda t on Apr 25, 2017
Brian G on Mar 27, 2017
The size & color will be perfect on the top of our hill in the front entrance of our home. I will enjoy this burning bush from my kitchen window.
brenda t on Apr 25, 2017
I love bright red shrubs, I ordered the Burning Bush to plant along my backyard fence.
Roy C on Apr 25, 2017
Brian G on Mar 27, 2017
Love the colors and creates some privacy without a fence.
Susan U on Mar 25, 2017
Such a Beautiful bush, makes a great privacy
Craig & AnnMarie M on Mar 8, 2017
Izabela M on Mar 6, 2017
for it's Incredible redness in the fall
Linda M on Feb 27, 2017
love the color will look great with my thuja trees i planted
Jeanne D on Feb 27, 2017
Addition of Color to my Landscape
Tyrus K on Feb 12, 2017
I love the color of this bush.
Gayla C B on Nov 28, 2016
This bush I always wanted never seen any in plant stores, always admired from sight at many places.
PAUL H on Nov 7, 2016
color in the fall
Miloud B on Nov 7, 2016
We saw these in North Carolina in October and loved it!!!
Doug B on Nov 5, 2016
Drought Resistant, Size, and color
Sharisse T on Oct 2, 2016
I love the color and they will look gourges side my home.
Diana T on Sep 17, 2016
Need accent for Holly Tree hedges
TERRI W on Aug 27, 2016
The color in fall.
Nicol S on Aug 17, 2016
I love the color change from dark green to dark vibrant red. Truly a beautiful plant.
Kara E on Aug 15, 2016
I wanted to use this as a hedge and use the color changing effects to keeping us engaged with the backyard throughout the seasons.
Joy F on Aug 5, 2016
RED, Hardiness for our zone.
Tamera H on Jul 27, 2016
I chose the burning bush to add some color in the back yard in between my Italian Cypress. I think the tall and short contrast will look great in the Fall.
Moura H on Jul 26, 2016
Want a beautiful splash of fall color
SUSAN K on Jul 25, 2016
I have seen this shrub in other's yards and liked it. It seemed a good choice to fill some space on a barren and boring fence line.
Charles B on Jul 14, 2016
Beautiful colors! Drought resistant.
Albert T on Jun 26, 2016
I like burning bush
stephen r on Jun 25, 2016
fast growing, good in shade or sun, makes a great border
susan f on Jun 25, 2016
Because I know how beautiful it can be when fall comes. I wanted a Redbud Tree but can't afford your price right now.
Loris W on Jun 24, 2016
The color and the size of the plant just compliments the whimsical garden that I am creating.
Irene K on Jun 20, 2016
Rebecca E on Jun 16, 2016
alexis l on Jun 15, 2016
I just like that it has two growing colors
amy c on Apr 21, 2016
In fall season, the leave of Burning Bush turns to a vibrant fiery red color. It should stand out in my flower bed within other evergreen bushes.
Julia R on Apr 17, 2016
For its color and size! This burning bush will look great alongside our house near the driveway.
Eugene W on Apr 7, 2016
I will use these as as a border by my front steps
DIANA T on Apr 5, 2016
Love the color of burning bushes and once they reach maturity can provide a screen.
Jodi B on Apr 4, 2016
I have a basic gray colored home with white trim so I was looking for plants that had red in them to add color to the gray home
Ronald B on Apr 4, 2016
mark g on Mar 21, 2016
Love the color
Aric K on Mar 17, 2016
Love the color
Sandra S on Mar 15, 2016
Red is my favorite color and it seems to be easy to care for.
Linda K on Mar 6, 2016
They look very hardy and brilliant color
Paula H on Mar 4, 2016
I love the vibrant color. It makes my yard an oasis from the rest of the world.
Lisa K on Feb 24, 2016
Pretty bush but not thriving here.
Carla B on Feb 4, 2016
always wanted
Donald W on Jan 26, 2016
Had one at old house, unfortunately had to move when it was maturing
Rebecca V on Dec 19, 2015
I want to complete current property line with living fence.
Maria C on Dec 14, 2015
privacy, fast growing, great color
diane d on Nov 27, 2015
planting a headge in front of my house; Privacy and color
Renee S on Nov 14, 2015
Fall color - to fill a gap in our front yard.
Lisa M on Nov 12, 2015
I love the bright vivid color in the fall
Ingrid D on Nov 8, 2015
I love bright red shrubs, I ordered the Burning Bush to plant along my backyard fence.
Roy C on Apr 25, 2017
Love the colors and creates some privacy without a fence.
Susan U on Mar 25, 2017
Is burning bush deer resistant?
Monika D on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is one that is frequently damaged by deer.
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.
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 long before they grow to maturity?
Heather A on Sep 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 1-2 feet a year.
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 color will they be if they are planted in shade?
Kristin W on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They will be a pinkish color.
when to plant ?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Technically you can plant any time you can dig. If you're planting in the winter time (assuming the ground isn't frozen) the plant is dormant anyway, and won't "waken" until spring.
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.
does the burning bush lose its leaves in the winter?
woody w on Dec 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is deciduous.
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: Please refer to the link below:

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.
Does the burning bush attract bees?
Kathy on Jun 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: NO Beautiful bush, we got 28 of them for backyard against the fence now ,almost 5feet tall, last year in fall start turning pink to red hot by November,Beautiul and NO BEES.
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 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.
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.

when we first received out burning shrub, it was beautifully colored red. It has not changed colors and it is October...When will it change?
carole s on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It could be that its not getting enough sunlight. They need at least 6 hours of sunlight each day.
How tall does the burning bush get?
dottie W on Aug 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At maturity it can reach up to 8ft tall.
is any of the plant toxic to animals?
CATHY on Aug 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting, nausea and skin reactions.
Will these grow in Tampa Fl?
Doris R on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
DIANNA F on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Up North East best time to plant Burning Bush at Spring and Fall time other states where no snow fall and mild weather can be plants any time. Plans are very taugh and BEAUTIFUL all summer and Magicly turn pink to fire red in fall. good luck
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.
Can trees be planted after a hard frost?
Patricia W on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say this shouldn't be a problem. They are deciduous and will most likely come to you with no leaves during this time of year.
Is it good for honey bees I raise honey bees and looking for trees and shrubs that are full of pollen and honey?
Cody R on Feb 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Cody. I don't have personal first-hand experience, but I did find a really great article (actually, more than one) on bees and beekeeping, and the burning bush makes the cut. :) Search for this article, "Thoughtful Gardening
for Honeybees Presented by Valerie Duever." It has drawings and everything. Happy honey! :)
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.
How would the burning brush do in south texas? What zone is TX in
John G on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure you would get the fall color in south Texas due to the mild weather
does the burning bush grow by cuttings or seeds?
nazim m on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can be grown by both. Will grow slower if grown by cuttings.
Is it safe for dogs that love to chew on plants?
Darla P on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are poisonous if eaten in large quantity's.

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