Burning Bush

Euonymus atropurpureus

Burning Bush


This deciduous shrub, which grows eight to twenty feet high, is native to the eastern United States, but is cultivated in gardens everywhere. The two- to five-inch long, opposite leaves are simple, ovalish finely-toothed, and hairy beneath. The leaves, the four-lobed scarlet fruit, and the bark have been found to be poisonous.