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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This airy woodland shrub looks unassuming until it sets its brilliant red fruit in the fall, when it earns its many common names.

    Latin Name

    Euonymus americanus


    Family

    Celastraceae


    Also Known As

    Hearts-a-Bustin Bursting-Heart


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Seasons

    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 6'
    Max Spread: 6'

    Uses

  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Part Shade
    Full Shade

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    George Washington planted the seeds of the strawberry bush in a box in front of his greenhouse in April of 1785.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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