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Plant Details

Euonymus americanus

Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Scientific Name:

Euonymus americanus

Genus:

Euonymus

Species Epithet:

americanus

Common Name:

Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mesic to submesic forests. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

This plant is much more noted for its seeds and seed pods than its flowers.

Bloom

image

Tom Harville

Actual size is about .5"

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Seeds and Pods

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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