Call 1-855-541-7526

Burning Bush

  • Fire Red Fall Color
  • No Maintenance Shrub 
  • Shade Tolerant Plant
  • Great in hedges or by itself!

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $49.99

Now only $36.99

* Required Fields

Product Details

The burning bush is large shrub that that can be used in a variety of different ways, but it is most known for its bright red appearance in the late summer and fall. This shrub has what you would call a split personality. In the spring to mid-summer it is blanketed in a beautiful shade of green. Once the late summer and fall arrive this bush catches on fire and transitions into a spectacular shade of red. The shape is upright and will slowly spread horizontal layers for a full bush. This shrub will grow to an astounding size, reaching a height and width of 10 ft!! This makes for a great privacy hedge.

The burning bush grabs attention no matter where it is planted. Because of their astounding size, these shrubs are great for foundation plantings, privacy hedges, borders, entryways, mass planting, and even formal planting. Wherever the shrub is planted it will adapt to its conditions.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction NH, AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Drought Tolerance Semi
Fall Color Red
Botanical Name Euonymus alatus

Questions and Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 13 questions Browse 13 questions and 39 answers
Why did you choose this?
ThePlantingTree.com Store
The hardiness of the shrub to adapt to different soils, specifically clay. Of course the red fall color plays an important factor too!!!!
Leslie W on Nov 3, 2016
On our first trip to Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine, my mother-in-law fell in love with the burning bush; she has early stages of dementia and we wanted to plant this for her for her birthday (November 11).
David W on Oct 22, 2016
The hardiness of the shrub to adapt to different soils, specifically clay. Of course the red fall color plays an important factor too!!!!
Leslie W on Nov 3, 2016
To plant on the front side of my home so when I'm driving up to my home ,I will see this vibrant beautiful burning bush giving us a showð???ð???ð???
tracy t on Oct 26, 2016
On our first trip to Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine, my mother-in-law fell in love with the burning bush; she has early stages of dementia and we wanted to plant this for her for her birthday (November 11).
David W on Oct 22, 2016
Love the color!
Patricia P on Oct 17, 2016
Been looking for a long time.
Brooke P on Oct 16, 2016
Beautiful color. Low maintenance.
Stephen H on Oct 13, 2016
the color
MARY T T on Sep 29, 2016
Fall Color and low growing bush to fill in gaps under Witchhazel bush
Allyson L on Sep 27, 2016
I chose burning bush to replace 2 Manhattan euonymus that were destroyed by contractors working on the house next door. Since we can see these bushes out our side doors, I love the fact that they are evergreen year round and turn red during the fall, when there is little color in that area otherwise.
Rosalie R on Sep 24, 2016
Looking for a low maintenance privacy hedge
Tina H on Sep 15, 2016
Beautiful for hedges
William A on Aug 24, 2016
Attractive As hedges between neighbors' houses, but low Maintenance. Splash of color in the fall. Grows well in direct sun or shade.
Rosalyn W on Aug 21, 2016
To plant on the front side of my home so when I'm driving up to my home ,I will see this vibrant beautiful burning bush giving us a showð???ð???ð???
tracy t on Oct 26, 2016
Love the color!
Patricia P on Oct 17, 2016
Would planting them in wooded area with deer be advised?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Burning bushes are not deer resistant. Deer do prefer this shrub. We suggest protecting them from deer.
What time of year is best for planting?
Kelli on Oct 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would lean toward waiting until spring for zones 4-6, but you can still plant in zones 7 and 8. In general though this plant does well with planting just about anytime of the year as long as temps aren't extreme you are good to go.
Will these plants do well in north Texas?
Raymond S on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, They will do great in North Texas area.
Does it loose it's leaves in the winter?
Becky D on Sep 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the burning bush is a deciduous shrub.
do they grow well in northern idaho?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Burning Bush grows in zones 4 to 8. So N Idaho is a great location for these shrubs!
How far apart would you plant the 3 gallon plants?
Krystal S on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mature width is 5-6 feet so you want to plant them about this far apart. I agree with Rosemarie, for a nice tight hedge you could go about 4 feet.
Are they deciduous?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do shed there leaves at the end of the season.

The plant that I bought last fall just looked spectacular this fall.
My burning bush looks very stragly this year. Last year it did great. what do you think the problem is? also is suppose to be trimmed back every year
Marty C on Nov 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we recommend trimming them at least 2 times per year. It may just need to be trimmed.
Will this grow in Louisiana?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes
Will the Burning Bush do well in central Florida?
Beth O on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it grows in zones 4 - 8 and you are probably at least a 9 in central FL.
Burning Bush mature height is called out as 6-8 feet in "Additional Information," but in the "Product Details" it states that it reaches a height of 10 ft. How high does this plant grow?
M K on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 6-10 feet. We only have an option of choosing 6-8 or 6-10 when adding the addition info. This shrub varies greatly in height depending on conditions.
I would love to plant some of these in an area that is about 2 to 3 feet from the house but it gets shade in the morning and does not get sun until afternoon. Will they be ok there or should I try something else? Appreciate any responses and thank you...........
A shopper on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If it is at least 6 hours of full sun it should do ok.

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new Burning Bush

The Burning Bush is fairly easy to care for.  If it is planted in an area where it will need trimming, trim once or twice a year after the new growth flushes out. 

Planting in Hedges:

If you have planted your burning bush in a hedge, just trim the tops and sides to encourage growth on the sides so that they grow together.  

Watering:

Water at time of planting and a couple times a week after planting.  Once your burning bush is established, it will begin to flourish.  

Fertilization:

Fertilize at least once per year with a high quality slow release fertilizer.  Two times per year is preferred.  Fertilizer will help feed your burning bush keeping it looking great in the summer and even better in the fall.

Burning bushes are a low maintenance shrub that does not need much attention.

Landscaping Ideas

Landscape Ideas for your Burning Bush

Burning Bushes are great for Hedges, screening out an area, or just as a specimen planting.

When planting in hedges, install each shrub about 4-6 feet apart.  This will allow room for growth and will not crowd your new plants.  Hedges are great for burning bushes because they look spectacular in the fall.  

If planting around foundations, allow room for growth.  Install your shrub about 3 feet off of the foundation.  They are great when used in an empty corner or an area that has some room to grow.  You can always trim burning bushes to prevent them from getting too large.  

Another great idea for a burning bush is a planting for a berm or island out in the yard.  

Burning Bush Landscape Design

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

Fedex Transit Map

5.0 / 5.0
8 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
8
0
0
0
0
Healthy Plant
This is the first time I have ever ordered a plant online. It turned out to be a positive experience. The plant arrived in healthy condition and I can't wait to watch it grow.

Thanks!
April 18, 2015
Great fall color
My burning bush is covered in red leaves. I will be back for more.
November 10, 2014
Great for a hedge
We planted these burning bush shrubs in a hedge. They are doing great. Looked great in the fall.
March 1, 2015
Worked around my side yard
Came in good shape. The leaves are just starting to form. I will need some more plants and some hosta for my backyard sitting area.
March 29, 2015
Exceeded my expectations
The burning bush I ordered were huge! I don't even have to wait for them to grow. Beautiful color and shape. My husband was even a little jealous that he didn't order from them first.
October 4, 2015
Bright red fall color
Thank you so much for the fall color. They are turning a beautiful bright red. I love them.
November 7, 2015
burning bush order
Timely-great price-easy to order-and they go GREAT with all our red!
November 7, 2015
Very Attractive Shrub
This bush arrived very quickly after I placed the order. It was packed very well so there were no broken branches. It's a good size and I'm looking forward to seeing it in all its glory next spring.
October 25, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Happy Returns Daylily

Happy Returns Daylily

Regular Price: $24.99

Now only $14.99

Red Drift® Rose

Red Drift® Rose

3 Review(s)

Regular Price: $49.99

Now only $34.99

Hardy Gardenia Azalea

Hardy Gardenia Azalea

Regular Price: $24.99

Now only $18.99

Ruby Loropetalum

Ruby Loropetalum

Regular Price: $49.99

Now only $34.99

Crimson Fire Loropetalum

Crimson Fire Loropetalum

1 Review(s)

Regular Price: $54.99

Now only $44.99

Daruma Loropetalum

Daruma Loropetalum

Regular Price: $44.99

Now only $34.99