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Euonymus atropurpureus

Wahoo

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Euonymus atropurpureus (Wahoo)

A shrub or small tree that blooms in the spring with small purple flowers followed by scarlet red fruit that is enjoyed by birds. It has been cultivated as an ornamental since the 18th century for its attractive, oval-shaped red berries and reddish fall foliage color.

Additional Information:


Height
12-20 Feet

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Spread
15-25 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Purple


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC-

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds