Eastern Wahoo Burning Bush, Euonymus Atropurpurea 3 Seeds

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Eastern Wahoo Burning Bush, Euonymus atropurpurea, Seeds Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Showy Fall Colors, Showy Fruit, Attracts Birds, Wildlife Food/Shelter, Hedge, Bonsai, Cold, Heat and Wind Toler…

Eastern Wahoo Burning Bush, Euonymus atropurpurea, Seeds

Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Showy Fall Colors, Showy Fruit, Attracts Birds, Wildlife Food/Shelter, Hedge, Bonsai, Cold, Heat and Wind Tolerant

Eastern Wahoo is a deciduous shrub or small tree which is most often grown for its attractive red berries and fall color. It is native to Eastern North America in open woods and thickets, near streams and on wooded slopes. It typically appears as an upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with an irregular crown growing to 10 to 15 feet tall. Dark green elliptic to ovate leaves to 5 inches long turn red in fall. Small, purple flowers appear in the leaf axils in late spring and are not particularly showy but are followed by bright 1/2 inch fuchsia pink capsules containing seeds that develop a bright, scarlet aril in autumn and dangle from the branches well into winter. Fruit is attractive to wildlife and is often considered to be the best ornamental feature of the shrub. Although the bark, leaves and fruits of Eastern Wahoo were formerly used for a variety of medicinal purposes, all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. Atropurpureus in Latin means dark purple in probable reference to the color of the fruits and fall foliage.

Eastern Wahoo makes an excellent understory tree or a large multi-stem shrub. It will add interesting texture and form to your landscape year round, but in fall they will be the envy of the neighborhood.

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