DWARF BURNING BUSH is a deciduous shrub that produces bright red leaves in the fall.  This shrub can be grown as a stand-alone plant or installed as a hedge.  The fiery red leaves of this plant last for several months in the fall.  The fall color of the Dwarf Burning Bush complements evergreen shrubs very well.  The mature plant can reach about 5 feet tall and wide.  If pruning is done on a regular basis, you can keep this plant smaller and round.  Since Dwarf Burning Bush naturally grows in a globe form, pruning should follow this way to keep the shrub looking natural.  If you are looking for an easy to grow shrub that adapts well to most environments, then consider adding a Dwarf Burning Bush to your landscape.

Dwarf Burning Bush

Euonymus Alatus ‘Compactus’

Plant Type- Deciduous Shrub

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Green during the summer and bright red in the fall.

Growth Habit- Oval with Flat Top

Growth Rate- Moderate

Zone- 3-7

Height- 5′

Spread- 6′

Light- Part shade to sun.

Details- Lush green foliage during the summer turns to fiery red in the fall.  Moderate growing deciduous shrub.  This shrub works well as a screen or accent plant.  Dwarf Burning Bush does not perform well in wet, poorly draining soils.  For the boldest fall colors, this shrub must installed in a full sun area.  This plant will grow in shaded areas, but the color will not be as dramatic.

Pruning-  Pruning is most effective during the winter time.  Annual pruning should be done to help the plant maintain its shape.  Light shaping and pruning may be performed at other times during the growing season.

Other Burning Bush plant options.

  • Cole’s Compact Burning Bush
  • Fire Ball® Burning Bush
  • Pipsqueak® Burning Bush
  • Unforgettable Fire™ Burning Bush