Burning Bush

Fiery Red Fall Color in a No Maintenance Shrub

  • The Boldest, Brightest Red!
  • Lush Foliage is Perfect for Hedges
  • Even grows in Shade!
  • Spice your Landscape up with the Striking Shrub!
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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!


Additional Information

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
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Red
Botanical Name Euonymus alatus

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.



Planting Directions

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 1-2 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 and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier 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! 

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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.

April 18, 2015
The plant was a 3 gallon plant upon arrival and the plant is blooming and looks great.
March 19, 2017
6 months ago
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
Healthy plants
The plants arrived quick, in good condition and well wrapped.
They looked very healthy - I recommend The Planting Tree company.
June 2, 2017
3 months ago
Burning Bushes
I like them very much for the red color in the fall. I bought them to fill in some space on a corner, which needed something badly. I was very pleased when receiving them, because they were in very good condition.
August 30, 2017
1 month ago
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Because I need to fill a space and they are beautiful in the fall.
B E on Aug 15, 2017
Add some colors
XIAOLI G on Jun 25, 2017
Because I need to fill a space and they are beautiful in the fall.
B E on Aug 15, 2017
It is on the website, need some color. Burning bush
Donald P on Jul 19, 2017
Add some colors
XIAOLI G on Jun 25, 2017
The burning bush is absolutely stunning.
Tami T on May 24, 2017
Spectacular fall color
Jeannine D on May 21, 2017
I have a red brick house and it goes well...r
william s on Feb 12, 2017
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
To replace one that died in existing display hedge.
Sheila C 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
It is on the website, need some color. Burning bush
Donald P on Jul 19, 2017
The burning bush is absolutely stunning.
Tami T on May 24, 2017
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.
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.
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.
What is a good time to plant the burning bush i want to use as a privacy fence an how far apart do i need to place them?
Montie on Jan 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can certainly plant now if your soil is not frozen depending on your location. For privacy so that they are touching we would recommend planting about 4-6 feet apart on center.
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.
How big is this plant when planted?
Don D on Jun 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: About 18"-24"
Is this the same as the nandIA bush that they plant in NC?
Karen P on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No this is a burning bush, Euonymus alatus. Totally different. We do carry some nandinas as well.
We live in Houston, Tx and would like to know if Burning Bush will survive in the shade at zone 9?
Houston S on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We only recommend growing this into a zone 8. If you are going to try zone 9, definitely plant in a shady site and water frequently in the summer. Good luck!
Can these bushes be moved after they reach a height of 3'?
Nancy P on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can. Now would probably be the best time to transplant. Just make sure that you keep as much of the root ball in tact as possible and keep it as large as possible. The larger the better. And keep it watered after transplant.
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
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.
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