Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Compact Burning Bush, Winged Euonymus

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slower growth and more compact than species; produces one major growth flush in spring and shuts down.
Mature Height - 10'
Mature Width - 10'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Ornamentally unimportant, perfect, yellow-green, 3-flowered cyme, May-early June
Fruit - 0.25-0.33" long capsule, red, September through late fall, not showy for fruit
Leaf -
Fall Color - Usually a brilliant red
Bark - Green to brown with 2-4 prominent, corky wings 0.25-0.5" broad, generally the more vigorous shoots have the biggest wings, glabrous. Branches are more slender and more densely born than species.
Other Features - Landscape value unlimited; makes an excellent hedge or screen without pruning, good in groups, as a specimen plant, borders, screening, massing. Has invasive tendencies in some environments.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easily transplanted; very adaptable tolerating widely divergent soils; sun and also performs well in heavy shade; not tolerant of water logged soils; pH adaptable; withstands heavy pruning; should be watered in hot, dry situations. Not as hardy as species
Native Habitat - Northeastern Asia to Central China. Introduced about 1860.
Diseases and Insects - None serious; does not contract scale.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 79

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- Other plants with the common name Euonymus.
- Other plants of the family Celastraceae.
- Other plants of the genus Euonymus.
- Other plants of the species Euonymus alatus.