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Turkestan Burning Bush

Euonymus nanus 'Turkestanicus'

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Turkestan Burning Bush (Euonymus nanus 'Turkestanicus') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Turkestan Burning Bush flowers

Turkestan Burning Bush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Turkestan Burning Bush (Euonymus nanus 'Turkestanicus') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Turkestan Burning Bush

Turkestan Burning Bush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Euonymus nana ' Turkestanica'


A somewhat upright shrub with narrow semi-evergreen leaves that may turn reddish purple in fall; main attribute is showy orange and red seeds in late summer and fall; will benefit from a frequent pruning to keep it in control

Ornamental Features

Turkestan Burning Bush has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces pink capsules from late summer to mid fall.

Landscape Attributes

Turkestan Burning Bush is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Turkestan Burning Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Turkestan Burning Bush will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden 
Fruit  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features