Characteristics of Burning Bush Tree (Euonymus alatus) in the Wild
Published by Admin on 07/03/2020 In category Flower Tree
Burning bush (Euonymus alatus) is a species of the family tree Celastraceae, which originated in China, Japan, and Korea. This tree is named Burning bush because its leaves will turn bright red in autumn.
Burning bush including ornamental plants that are popular throughout the subtropical parts of the world. The cultivator Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
This tree is considered an invasive species from the forests of eastern North America, but a free sale is prohibited in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Characteristics of Burning Bush Leaf
The leaves are 2-7 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, and are oval or elliptical.
Characteristics of Burning Bush Flower
The flowers are greenish, appearing in the spring.
Characteristics of Burning Bush Fruit
The fruit is red, covered by a four-lobe capsule that slowly changes color from pink, yellow, or orange.
Characteristics of Burning Bush Tree
Burning bushes can grow into large shrubs as high as 5-6 meters and all parts of the tree are poisonous if consumed by humans. The effect can cause severe discomfort in humans.
Burning bush is widely cultivated because it becomes one of the best-selling ornamental plants and as a complement to an attractive landscape planting for gardens and yard.