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Rudy Haag Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus 'Rudy Haag'

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Rudy Haag Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Rudy Haag') at Frisella Nursery

Rudy Haag Burning Bush

Rudy Haag Burning Bush

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Rudy Haag Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Rudy Haag') at Frisella Nursery

Rudy Haag Burning Bush in fall

Rudy Haag Burning Bush in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Winged Euonymus, Burningbush


An excellent compact garden shrub valued for its glowing florescent pink color in fall and shapely mounded growth habit; interesting corky wings on the branches; very adaptable and versatile for home garden use

Ornamental Features

Rudy Haag Burning Bush has rich green deciduous foliage on a plant with a round habit of growth. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding cherry red in the fall. It produces red capsules from early to late fall. The warty brown bark and harvest gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Rudy Haag Burning Bush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rudy Haag Burning Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Rudy Haag Burning Bush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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