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DWARF BURNING BUSH Euonymus nanus 'Turkestanicus'
This delightful little shrub is named for its fall foliage colour. Because of its somewhat sprawling habit, it is best used as a background plant in a setting where its fall color will be appreciated.
Shrub: Height 60cm (2ft).
Foliage: Dark green; linear; and semi-evergreen.
Flowers: Not significant although the colourful fruit is often mistaken for the flowers.
Fruit: Bright red seeds are born in half inch clear pink capsules that resemble miniature lanterns. These will always be a topic of conversation is the plants are located close to a seating area.
Fall Colour: Outstanding. Pink to deep red.
Comments: 'Turkestanicus' is much tidier that the species burning bush.