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Washington Hawthorn vs Burning Bush

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Euonymus alatus

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Washington Hawthorn
Burning Bush

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

Burning Bush is a unique shrub whose leaves turn firey red in the fall. You can plant it in rows to make a hedge or on its own. Burning Bush requires little maintenance and thrives in just about any kind of soil, which makes it a good choice for inexperienced growers. Plant it in full sun to get its best fall color.

Note: Burning Bush is considered an invasive species in eastern North America. Please plant the right tree in the right place.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

BURNING BUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Fall colour: fiery red
Berries: small red fruits
Berries: reddish purple
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: yellow-green
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: winged burning bush, winged euonymus, winged spindle


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes