Plant Portrait

Scientific Name:

Euonymus alata

Common Name:

Burning Bush



Invasive Status:

Rank 2 (*)



Young Plants showing Fall Color

It's perfectly plain why it would be a desirable garden plant - just check this autumn color!

autumn foliage

Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Colony showing Fall Color

Here is a young mother plant, towering over my head. Very pretty! Note all the teenage plants to either side, however. They also are mothers. :(

adult plant

Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister


Here are the seeds in the autumn, all the little red ovals. The plants are full of them.


Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Invasive Infants

Marked with yellow in the photo, infants at the end of their first season, are only several inches tall. As far as I can tell every seed is good and all the infants healthy. I've never seen a dead infant other than the ones I pulled up and killed. The seeds go everywhere. :(

invasive infants

Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister


USDA PLANTS Database Record

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