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    Cole's Compact Burning Bush

    Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact'

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    Cole's Compact Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact') at Hartman Companies

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush in fall

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush in fall

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact') at Hartman Companies

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  8 feet

    Spread:  8 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Other Names:  Winged Euonymus, Burningbush


    A dense and compact shrub with uniformly stunning fiery fall color that lasts and lasts; interesting corky wings on the branches; very adaptable and versatile; makes a wonderful hedge or accent in the garden

    Ornamental Features

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces red capsules from early to late fall. The warty brown bark and harvest gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

    Landscape Attributes

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Cole's Compact Burning Bush will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

    This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
    Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features
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