Euonymus Fire Ball® Description
If you crave the pure, intense fall color of a burning bush (Euonymus alatus), it’s hard to beat Fire Ball. This Proven Winners ColorChoice selection has demonstrated reliable cold tolerance even in zone 4, showing zero cold damage, even after brutal winters. That makes this already low maintenance shrub even more trouble-free!
Plant Fire Ball burning bush as an attention-grabbing specimen in your yard, or as an easy care hedge that provides lush but unassuming privacy all season until autumn temperatures coax out its famous blazing red leaves.
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- Botanical name: Euonymus alatus 'Select'
- Common name:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
Any average soil will do
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
5-7' tall and wide
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
Green, becoming bright red in fall
- Season of interest:
Specimen, hedge, Landscaping, Foundation planting
- Cannot ship to:
MA, NH, VT, AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Any average soil will do; avoid extreme wet or dry conditions.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Water: Moderate moisture
Space: 5-7' tall and wide
Fertilizing: Seldom needed; apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring if desired
Winterizing: Burning bush has shallow roots; a 2-3" layer of mulch helps conserve moisture and insulate the roots.
Maintenance: Little pruning is needed, but the plant may be shaped as desired. Trim or shape in mid-late spring, after the new growth has emerged by before it hardens off.
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