The Burning Bush is immensely popular for having the brightest and boldest RED color of any shrub. I know what you're thinking...it has to be so much work to maintain a plant that is this gorgeous. Actually, no, not at all! This stunning shrub is extremely easy to grow and incredibly low maintenance!
The Burning Bush's lush foliage is a rich shade of green in spring through summer. In late summer the real show begins as this hardy shrub takes on its characteristic fiery red leaves. This eye-catching color lasts until the leaves drop in late fall or early winter. The habit of the young Burning Bush is upright and vase-shaped. As the Burning Bush matures the natural habit is rounded with horizontal, layered branching.
Burning Bushes are ideal for hedges, screening out an area, or just as a specimen planting. This shrub will grow to about 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide so be sure to give it plenty of space when planting. For a tight hedge plant 4 to 6 feet apart. Burning Bushes are sure to grab attention in foundation plantings, privacy hedges, borders, entryways, mass planting, and even formal planting. And the best part...wherever this shrub is planted it will adapt to the conditions.
This hardy shrub will grow in full shade to full sun. Just take note that the fall foliage will be slightly muted and growth will be slower in shade. Once your burning bush is established, it will be drought tolerant. Fertilize at least once per year in spring with a high quality, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry. A second dose of fertilizer in summer is recommended for ideal growth. If you have planted your burning bush in a hedge, just trim the tops and sides to encourage proper growth. Perform any heavy pruning when this shrub is dormant.
If you are looking for the Reddest Red you can find in a shrub, the Burning Bush is the plant for you! Order yours today!
|Shipping Restriction||NH, AZ|
|Grows in Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Euonymus alatus|
Questions and Answers
The plant that I bought last fall just looked spectacular this fall.
How To Care for your new Burning Bush
The Burning Bush is a very hardy and adaptable plant. Plant in full shade to full sun. Just take note that the fall foliage will be slightly muted and growth slower in shade. This shrub is adaptable to different environmental conditions and soil types. Water at time of planting and a couple times a week after planting. Once your burning bush is established, it will be drought tolerant. However, this shrub does prefer a moist soil. We recommend mulching your burning bush to help keep the soil moist. Spread about 2-3 inches of pinestraw or pine bark. These types of mulch will, overtime, add some acidity to your soil which the burning bush does prefer. Fertilize at least once per year in spring with a high quality, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry. A second dose of fertilizer in summer is recommended for ideal growth. If you have planted your burning bush in a hedge, just trim the tops and sides to encourage proper growth. Perform heavy pruning when this shrub is dormant.
Landscape Ideas for your Burning Bush
Burning Bushes are great for hedges, screening out an area, or specimen plantings.
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. Because of their size, vibrant fall foliage, and lush texture Burning Bushes are perfect for hedges.
Burning Bushes are sure to grab attention in foundation plantings, privacy hedges, borders, entryways, mass planting, and even formal planting. Try this shrub in a raised bed or island in your yard for a striking look. And the best part...wherever this shrub is planted it will adapt to the conditions.
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.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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 your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.
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