American Strawberry Bush, Hearts-A-Burstin', Wahoo, Brook Euonymus
Price: $ 14.99
Catalog ID# 10218
In Stock: 13
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
The dainty white flowers of spring are soon followed by bumpy green
fruits that mature to pink and then nearly to red. Once fully mature the pods
split open to display the bright orange seeds inside giving it the name
of Hearts-A-Burstin'. The American Strawberry bush is typically a
deciduous to tardily deciduous large shrub (this selection seems to be
more consistently evergreen) with green stems and dark to medium green,
somewhat glossy foliage that is native to much of the eastern and
central US. Excellent fall color in oranges, reds, and yellows. Images of fruit courtesy of Susan Thomas Spell
Strawberry Bush can be grown in light shade to full shade but seems to produce the fullest plants where it gets more light. Tolerant of moist to average soils but well established plants are moderately drought tolerant.
In the wild where it is commonly found growing along stream banks, the native White Tailed Deer may keep it eaten to ground and some bioligists consider this plant to be deer candy.
Grows To: 4-6'+H x 3-6'+W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10
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Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic
Soil & Moisture: Average to moist.
Deer Resistance: Poor
Native To / Origin: US - Eastern and Central
View this species in the USDA Plants database
This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Plant parts may cause allergic reactions if ingested.
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