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Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush

Euonymus nanus 'Turkestanicus'

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Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush (Euonymus nanus 'Turkestanicus') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush flowers

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush flowers

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Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush (Euonymus nanus 'Turkestanicus') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Dwarf Euonymus


A sprawling, somewhat upright shrub with narrow semi-evergreen leaves that may turn reddish purple in fall; main attribute is showy orange and red seeds in late summer and fall; will benefit from a frequent pruning to keep it in control

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces pink capsules from late summer to mid fall.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Turkestan Burning Bush will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

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 typical garden 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
Massing  Garden 
Fruit  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features

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