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Compacta Burning Bush Shrub




If you are looking for some brilliant fall color to add to your backyard landscape nothing beats the Dwarf Burning Bush Shrub.

Most often it is planted as a single specimen, but can be used for a hedge. The burning bush compact form produces rich green leaves during the spring and summer months.

Although called a dwarf, the plant at mature size can be 6 to 8 foot tall and wide. The burning bush root system is not invasive. Make sure to plant it about 6’ to 8’ foot away from your foundation and if you don not plan on pruning it make sure your bed 10’ to 12’ wide.

Make sure to plant it in full sun to partial shade and only in hardiness zones from 4 to 9. The compacta burning bush shrub can be grown in a medium-wet, well-drained soil.

To bring out more of that beautiful fall color you might want to plant the burning bush with either, Winter Gem boxwood shrubs, Japanese Yews or Hollys.

The only draw backs to a burning bush is that they are a favorite food of rabbits and they tend to attract spider mites.


Burning Bush Tips

Fall is the best time to plant this shrub. To promote root development the ground temperatures should be above 50 degrees. Lower than 50 degrees you will have little or no root growth.

The Burning Bush will display the most brilliant red colors if it is planted in full sun. Planting it in shaded areas will prevent the red color from developing. The older the plant gets and becomes established, you will see a better fall color.

Make sure to water reguarly, as a lack of water or drought conditions will hinder their fall display. Click here for information on pruning burning bush shrubs.




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