Dwarf Burning Bush

Dwarf Burning Bush is a deciduous shrub that produces bright red leaves in the fall.  This shrub can be grown as a stand alone plant or installed as a hedge.  The fiery red leaves of this plant last for several months in the fall.  The fall color of the Dwarf Burning Bush complements evergreen shrubs very well.  The mature plant can reach about 5 feet tall and wide.  If pruning is done on a regular basis, you can keep this plant smaller.  Since Dwarf Burning Bush naturally grows in a globe form, pruning should follow this form to keep the plant looking natural.

Spring buds

Buds on Dwarf Burning Bush

Summer foliage

Dwarf Burning Bush Summer

Fall foliage

Dwarf Burning Bush

Fall foliage close up

Dwarf Burning Bush


Dwarf Burning Bush Seeds

Dwarf Burning Bush

Euonymus Alatus ‘Compactus’

Plant Details

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Green during the summer and bright red in the fall.

Zone- 3-7

Height- 5′

Spread- 4′-6′

Light- Part shade to sun.

Details- Lush green foliage during the summer turns to fiery red in the fall.  Moderate growing deciduous shrub.

Pruning-  Pruning is most effective during the winter time.  Annual pruning should be done to help the plant maintain its shape.  Light shaping and pruning can be done at other times during the growing season.

Other Burning Bush plant options.

  • Cole’s Compact Burning Bush
  • Pipsqueak® Burning Bush