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Euonymus alatus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Burning bush, Winged euonymus
Cultivar(s):
Korean strain, Compactus
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

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

Description:
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
Height:
15-20 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite to sub-opposite, simple leaves; 1-3 in. long; medium to dark green; finely serrated; corky winged branches; excellent red fall color
Flower:
Non-showy, yellow-green flowers; 0.5-0.3 in. red fruit in fall
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except wet
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright mound; horizontal branches; flat top
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions
Toxic Principle:
Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
Severity:
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
Width:
15-20 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, red, fall

NCCES plant id: 1545

Euonymus alatus E. alatus spring foliage and flowers
Photo by Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Euonymus alatus E. alatus 'Compactus' fall color
Photo by F. D. Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0