Friday, November 20th, 2009...12:00 am

The Deciduous Burning Bush

Winged Spindle (Euonymus alatus) by Wez Smith

Winged Spindle (Euonymus alatus) by Wez Smith

TheGardenLady received this question from Mary.

I just planted a Burning Bush this summer. It did turn a beautiful red but I noticed this morning it looked a little limp. When I returned from work, most of the leaves were on the ground and the bush is almost bare. Is this supposed to happen? If not will it come back next year or did it die?

Burning Bush, Euonymus alatus, is a deciduous shrub.  Deciduous means that a shrub or tree sheds all its leaves in the fall. This happens every year. The leaves will return in the spring.  See here.

Send a photo of your burning bush when it’s a beautiful red.  TheGardenLady would love to show it on her site.

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