This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Burning bush, Winged euonymus
- Korean strain, Compactus
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Drought tolerant; fruit attracts birds; can be severely pruned; 'Compactus' is dwarf cultivar; beautiful red fall color. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.
Moderately weedy species
- Deciduous or evergreen shrub with leaves opposite and simple; flowers small, 4-parted, greenish maroon; fruit a reddish, pink, ivory to yellow capsule splitting and showing orange-red seeds
- 15-20 ft.
- Opposite to sub-opposite, simple leaves; 1-3 in. long; medium to dark green; finely serrated; corky winged branches; excellent red fall color
- Non-showy, yellow-green flowers; 0.5-0.3 in. red fruit in fall
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except wet
- Upright mound; horizontal branches; flat top
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions
- Toxic Principle:
- Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas in mixed deciduous forests and low woodlands; weedy in disturbed areas around houses and buildings; land
- 15-20 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1545