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Eastern Wahoo Euonymus atropurpureus 50 Seeds USA Company

Eastern Wahoo Euonymus atropurpureus 50 Seeds USA Company

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Euonymus atropurpureus, commonly known as eastern wahoo or burning bush, is a species of flowering shrub native to eastern North America. Here are some key points about Euonymus atropurpureus:

Description: Eastern wahoo is a deciduous shrub that typically grows 6 to 20 feet (1.8 to 6 meters) tall, although it can occasionally reach heights of up to 30 feet (9 meters). It has opposite, elliptical to lanceolate leaves with finely serrated margins. The leaves turn a striking reddish-purple in the fall before dropping.

Flowers and Fruits: The shrub produces small, greenish-purple flowers in late spring to early summer. These flowers are inconspicuous but are followed by bright red to pink, four-lobed capsules that split open in the fall to reveal orange seeds. The fruits persist into the winter, adding ornamental interest to the landscape.

Habitat: Euonymus atropurpureus is typically found in moist woods, thickets, and stream banks, preferring well-drained to slightly acidic soils. It is native to a range of habitats, from Ontario and Quebec in Canada, south to Florida in the United States, and west to Texas and Oklahoma.

Landscaping: Eastern wahoo is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental shrub in gardens and landscapes for its attractive foliage, colorful fruits, and fall display. It can be used as a specimen plant, in mixed borders, or as a hedge.

Wildlife Value: The fruits of Euonymus atropurpureus are eaten by a variety of birds, including cedar waxwings and American robins. The shrub provides valuable habitat and food for wildlife, contributing to biodiversity in its native range. Hardy in zones 3-7.

Growing Instructions for the Eastern Wahoo

The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for 3 months. 2. Fill a pot with potting soil. 3. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil. 4. Water the container. 5. Put the pot in a warm, sunny area. 6. Water the pot regularly so that the soil is moist but not wet. 7. The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.


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