Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Euonymus americana


Partial Shade
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds

Euonymus americana (Celastraceae)
(ew-ON-i-mus a-mer-eh-CANE-ah)
Hearts A-Burstin', Strawberry Bush

Demure in other seasons, Strawberry Bush steals the show in early fall with its brilliant display of fruit. Bumpy, raspberry-red pods hang on the ends of stems and split open to reveal small, smooth, orange seeds: a profusion of fall "hearts." Strawberry Bush grows as a 4-6' understory plant in our eastern woodlands, and thrives in average soils in the garden. Limb it up a bit to plant groundcovers as a carpet beneath try foam flower, green and gold, or Canada wild ginger.

Bloom color: red
Bloom period: early-fall
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14