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Anonymous added on October 11, 2014 | Answered

What do I have to do to get my burning bush to turn red in the fall? I’ve had the bush for several years already. Thank you for any help you can give me.

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Answered on October 13, 2014

There are two things that can keep a burning bush from turning colors. One is too little sun (aka too much shade) and the other is the temperature does not get cool enough. I would imagine that where you are it gets cold, so it might be a light issue. Is the plant located in a shady, even somewhat shady location?

The other possibility is that it was a mislabled shrub. You may have a green euonymus, rather than a red one. They are difficult to tell apart and sometimes the growers can get them mixed up.

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