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Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus)

$12.00
Item #:
609805
Availability:
Sold out for the season.
Item #:
609805
Availability:
Sold out for the season.

Description

Description: Deciduous, eastern North American shrub with evergreen stems — Creamy yellow flowers followed by showy, glossy red-orange berries that hang by a single thread from the warty seed capsule after bursting open.
Habit: Green arching stems 6 ft high and 4-5 ft wide
Culture:Prefers partial shade and moderately fertile, moist, humus rich loam
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 through 9
Origin: Eastern United States
Attributes: Ornamental Fruit, Fall Color
Jefferson Documented

Thomas Jefferson listed the “Evergreen spindle-tree” as an ornamental shrub in his only published book, Notes on the State of Virginia. This North American shrub is desirable for its showy fruits, broom-like evergreen stems, and glossy green leaves, which turn yellow-green or sometimes red in fall. It was one of the first New World plants to be introduced to Europe and Britain in 1683. The European Euonymous, or spindle tree, was so-named for the four-sided branches, which were used to make spindles. Bernard McMahon also called it “Evergreen Spindle-tree” in The American Gardener’s Calendar, 1806.

Arrives in a 1.5 gallon pot.

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