Euonymus americanus

Hearts-A-Bustin

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Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

This common shrub of the southeastern woods could be easily overlooked when it is in flower in late spring. But a fruiting specimen is another story entirely. In fall, slender, drooping stems 4 to 6 feet tall may be laden with brightly colored fruits that from a distance look like strawberries. Up close, though, you can see that the round reddish-purple husks burst open to reveal Day-Glo orange seeds. The effect is almost surreal. Hearts-a-Bustin is typically grown in light to full shade. But for a very full plant that can compete for color with a berry-filled Holly, try growing it in full sun with good soil. Hearts-a-Bustin is a favorite food for deer which may be good or bad for your particular situation.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Shrub,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half, Mostly shady,

Soil Condition

Clay, Organic, Average,

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist,

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller,

Flower Color

White/whitish,

Bloom Time

Late spring,

Typical Height

5ft

Spread

5ft

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 

 

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