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Cultural Details for Euonymus atropurpureus

Common Name:
Eastern Wahoo

Growth Rate:
Medium to fast large shrub or small tree with wide, flat-topped, irregular crown

Average Mature Height:
12-24'

Average Mature Width:
10-25'

Flower Details:
Dark purple, 4-petaled, 0.33" diameter, May-June

Fruit Details:
Smooth, 0.6" diameter capsule, deeply 4-lobed, crimson

Fall Color:
Reddish purple in early November

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
scale controlled by spray application

Native Habitat:
New York to Florida, west to Minnesota. Introduced 1756.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Zone 4-9

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
2465

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu