Plant of merit: Dwarf Burning Bush

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:25pm
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WHAT: Euonymus alatus Compactus is a widely available dwarf Burning Bush, considered “dwarf” in relation to the more common variety that grows to 15 feet.

It’s vibrant red leaf color in the fall is deserving of many superlatives and whether used as a single specimen or a hedge, it is a spectacular sight.

Earlier in the season, it provides a rich green backdrop for other more colorful plants. However in the fall when earlier blooms have faded, the dwarf Burning Bush takes the spotlight.

SUN OR SHADE: Full sun is needed to achieve the best red coloration, but it will tolerate some shade and produce lighter colors.

SIZE: The dwarf version of the Burning Bush will reach 6- to 8-feet tall and 8- to 10-feet wide in our climate.

SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, or take a virtual photo tour at www.evergreenarboretum.com. Email contactus@evergreenarboretum.com.

Source: Sandra Schumacher

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