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Euonymus occidentalis

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This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Western Burning Bush is native to western North America.  It is a mounding deciduous shrub that prefers full sun to partial shade and moist sandy loam soils.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hedges#woodland#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hedges#woodland#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euonymus
    Species:
    occidentalis
    Family:
    Celastraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Western Canada to CA
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weakness. Heart rhythm abnormalities with large doses.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids, Cardenolides
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No