Dwarf Winged Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
'Compactus' is a popular burning bush cultivar. It is a deciduous shrub which which eventually reaches a height of 6-8' tall and 6'wide. It features elliptic to obovate, dark green leaves (to 3" long) which turn bright red in fall (sometimes more pinkish in shade). Fall color can be spectacular and gives rise to the common name. Small, yellowish-green flowers appear in May. Small fruits (1/3" red capsules) appear in fall, but are usually hidden by the foliage. Corky bark ridges on the branches of Euonymus alatus give rise to the additional common name of winged euonymus.