Burning bush shrubs put on a fall foliage show for the ages. Their fall foliage color ranges from red to pinkish-red. Burning bush also bears reddish-orange berries in autumn. In winter, snow and ice cling prettily to the cork-like strips that protrude from burning bush's branches; also called "wings," these strips account for why "winged euonymus" is another common name for the plant.
Add to all this the fact that this plant is easy to grow and you might be surprised, at first, to learn that burning bush is one of the most hated shrubs among North American gardeners "in the know." But precisely this last fact is the problem: burning bush is a bit too easy to grow for its own good! Find out more about this shrub and why it fell from grace in my article on burning bush.
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