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Type of Plant?

I haven't paid much attention to this bush since moving into my new house, but it turned bright red this fall. I love the color, but I have no idea what type of plant it is. Any guesses?

  • I believe it is a Burning Bush (euonymous alatus).

    • Tyler Golberg
      Tyler Golberg Alexandria, MN
      on Oct 28, 2013

      @The Garden Frog with C Renee that makes a lot of sense! It certainly fits the description.

  • Pam Park
    Pam Park Cincinnati, OH
    on Oct 28, 2013

    I agree, burning bush

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Are the stems or branches squarish looking?

  • Sensible Gardening and Living
    Sensible Gardening and Living Canada
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Looks like a burning bush, great red in the fall.

  • All About Rose Gardening
    All About Rose Gardening Hubbardston, MA
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Yes, you have a beautiful Buning Bush. The red color is lovely in the Fall. I have two, but it seems the one that gets full sun brighens the best. The one in part shade barley starts to show color when a killing frost knocks off all the leaves!

    • Bonnie Bassett
      Bonnie Bassett Hinsdale, NH
      on Oct 30, 2013

      @All About Rose Gardening good to know because I really want to plant one !

  • Angie W
    Angie W Columbus, OH
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Burning bush...: )

  • No longer available
    No longer available Portland, OR
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Really pretty. Burning bush sounds about right to me too.

    • Cln208319
      on Oct 28, 2013

      @No longer available it looks like a large burning bush - i have 2 they are shorter and get real full and turn bright red in the Fall - no care needed for these unless you transplant - you can prune it back if you don't want it this tall...i would suggest pruning it back to shape more like a round bush. they are pretty.

  • Lavada Jones
    Lavada Jones Brookfield, MO
    on Oct 28, 2013

    they have little whiteish flowers in spring. mine did not turn red this year

  • Janice Frans
    Janice Frans Paducah, KY
    on Oct 28, 2013

    It's definitely a burning bush.

  • Gra189536
    Gra189536 Santa Cruz, CA
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Poison oak...ha ha ha..just kidding!

  • Penny
    Penny Granville Summit, PA
    on Oct 28, 2013

    I didn't think burning bushes got this tall like a tree

    • Claudia C
      Claudia C
      on Oct 28, 2013

      @Penny This one has been around for a long time.

  • Sue Rauch
    Sue Rauch Oberlin, OH
    on Oct 28, 2013

    you can cut it back and trim it up and it will come back thicker!

  • Irlene Petersen Mears
    Irlene Petersen Mears Salem, NY
    on Oct 28, 2013

    it looks like my burning bush. Mine are tall. I have cut them back twice. I need to do it again.

  • Karen B
    Karen B Atco, NJ
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Tyler, your Burning Bush is so big. It's the prettiest one I've ever seen!

  • Diana K
    Diana K Gowen, MI
    on Oct 28, 2013

    I have one about the same size in our yard. I love it!

  • Mary
    Mary Tonasket, WA
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Burning bush, looks exactly like mine, they come in miniature and regular which is large like this one..Mine is big also.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Grayslake, IL
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Its a fire bush I believe

  • Lynne H
    Lynne H Lindale, GA
    on Oct 28, 2013

    You have a GORGEOUS bushing bush, my dear! And yes, you can prune them back without fear, they'll just grow back just as pretty if not moreso.

  • Elvina T
    Elvina T Columbiaville, MI
    on Oct 28, 2013

    that is definitely a burning bush. I have one in my yard that is half the size of yours.

  • Diana R. Greene
    Diana R. Greene Rittman, OH
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Have always called it a fire bush, same as burning bush. Have never seen one so large. Look at the stem and u will see it is like a triangle instead of round. They can be trimmed as much as u like and it will come back even prettier. Beautiful red leaves in fall.

  • Terry
    Terry Bailey, MI
    on Oct 28, 2013

    It is a burning bush, it should have little tiny berries on it also. FYI, if you have goats these are poisonous to goats...all parts of this bush are deadly to goats.

    • Carolynm
      Carolynm Winchester, VA
      on Oct 28, 2013

      @Terry My terrier almost died after eating berries off of a "Snowberry" bush. So I want to be cautious,

  • Nora Jean Strohmier
    Nora Jean Strohmier Kalkaska, MI
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Looks like my burning bushes

  • Elaine T
    Elaine T Skaneateles, NY
    on Oct 28, 2013

    A BIG Burning Bush!!!!

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn Fort Collins, CO
    on Oct 28, 2013

    It's a burning bush. I have two in front of my home that I keep trimmed to a reasonable height.

  • Natalie Patterson
    Natalie Patterson Plainfield, IN
    on Oct 28, 2013

    it's a burning bush. I have 5 large ones along my fence line. they are great! no problems for pets either

  • Cindy Kakuk
    Cindy Kakuk Menominee, MI
    on Oct 28, 2013

    It's a burning bush and my son has one in his yard and it always turns red at this time of year

  • Kathleen F
    Kathleen F Saratoga Springs, NY
    on Oct 28, 2013

    Burning bush.

  • Debi N
    Debi N Sturgis, SD
    on Oct 28, 2013

    @carolynm actually, according to the aspca, these are very toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/burning-bush

    • Carolynm
      Carolynm Winchester, VA
      on Oct 28, 2013

      @Debi N Thanks, My terrier almost died after eating a few berries off a Snowberry bush a year ago,

  • TJ
    TJ Andover, MN
    on Oct 28, 2013

    and they can be invasive in some climates.

  • Peg Hurt
    Peg Hurt Lafayette, IN
    on Oct 28, 2013

    We always called them a burning bush, think they came from Mexico.

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