Winterberry Euonymus

Winterberry tree, looking good!

Winterberry Euonymus Deciduous

Euonymus bungeanus
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Also known as spindletree, winterberry euonymus is best known for its fall colors of pink, orange, and red found in both its leaves and fruit capsules.

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Where To Grow

Winterberry is tough and adaptable and is considered to be quite drought tolerant when established.

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Size at Maturity

Tree Height Tree Spread
15-20' 15-20'
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Tree Characteristics

It's generally a dense, low-branched, multi-stemmed small tree growing up to 20ft tall and wide and which can take on a rather ragged appearance with age.  The pink fruits are especially attractive as they split open to reveal bright orange or red seeds within.

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Interesting Facts

Eastern Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus) is native to the Midwest US including eastern Nebraska. Though it’s generally considered a large-growing shrub, it can reach the size of a small tree. Wahoo also has attractive pink fruits in the fall and heavily-loaded specimens can appear to be covered in pink popcorn.