A compact, slow-growing, and deciduous shrub. It forms a dense, twiggy, and flat-topped mound. the dark green leaves turn a brilliant rose-red in fall. Excellent as a background, screen, or accent against darker evergreens. 

Plant Profile
Botanical Name Euonymus alatus 'compactus'
Features A compact, slow-growing, and deciduous shrub. It forms a dense, twiggy, and flat-topped mound. the dark green leaves turn a brilliant rose-red in fall. Excellent as a background, screen, or accent against darker evergreens.
Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Mature Size 6-8' Tall, 5-6' Wide
Genus Description Euonymus is a genus of approximately 175 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen, and ever­green shrubs, trees, and climbers found mostly in woodland and thickets, mainly in Asia. They are cultivated for their foliage, autumn color, and ornamental, often ribbed, winged, or lobed, spherical or almost spherical fruits, borne from autumn to winter, which split to reveal seeds with often colorful arils. Leaves are opposite (rarely alternate), simple, very variable in shape, and toothed or scalloped. Cymes of 3, sometimes 7-15, small, green or white, occasionally purple-red or red-brown flowers are borne in late spring or summer. Uses range from a shrub border to specimen plantings, and from hedging to groundcover. The alatus specie (burning bush) is a dense, bushy, deciduous shrub with obovate to ovate-elliptic, toothed, dark green leaves, that turn brilliant red in autumn. Shoots are 4-angled, with broad, corky wings. It produced almost spherical, reddish purple fruits, ½ in across.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in any well- drained soil in full sun or light shade. They are more tolerant of dry soil than the evergreen species of the genus Euonymus (such as silver queen and emerald ‘n gold). If pruning is needed, remove wayward or crossing shoots to maintain permanent, healthy framework. Prune in late winter or early spring, when dormant; some in late summer or early autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
Pests and Diseases Mites, scale insects, leaf miners, aphids, and mealybugs are common both outside and under glass. Witches’ broom, stem dieback, powdery mildew, and fungal spots are frequent problems.

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