I transplanted a burning bush 3 years ago and I didn't cut it back. I'm curious about the leaves, especially on the upper bush. They are not green but brown or rust colored. I know they shouldn't turn until fall to red. I tried a bit of Miracid but no go. Thanks for your help. Bob
It's most likely a fungus called rust. This article will help you:
My burning bush has rust fungus, I believe. I was wondering if I can cut it back now that it still the month of August? Thanks.
The following article should be of some help in treating the rust: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/learn-about-plant-rust-disease-and-rust-treatment.htm
This article will help with pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/burning-bush/pruning-burning-bush.htm
I have a small to medium burning bush that was planted by the prior owners many years ago. We had over 20 days of 110 degrees plus an ongoing drought. The leaves on the burning bush quickly went from green to burnt. I don't know if the bush has been killed or not. Should I prune it back or just leave it alone? If it's not dead, I don't want to do anything to kill it. The leaves are dry and brittle. I am in Lowry CIty, Missouri - 90 minutes north of Springfield, MO and 90 minutes southeast of Kansas City, MO.
This article will help determine if the bush is still alove or not: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
Normally, you should wait to hard prune in spring to protect the plant over winter from receiving any damage. If the plant is still alive, you can likely trim back some of the dead growth but I would be sure to leave some for winter and then prune it back by a third prior to its new spring growth. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/burning-bush/pruning-burning-bush.htm
You may also want to up its water, if possible, especially if you continue to have these high temps.
Can I shape my burning bushes at this time of year?
Hopefully this article will answer your question: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/burning-bush/pruning-burning-bush.htm
I am a gardener on a golf course. New course for me. The burning bush in several areas are too tall. Can I shear them back? How far? When? I can trim them with hedgers at their size now but would like to lower some about two feet. Can you tell me the process? Thank you.
This article should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/burning-bush/pruning-burning-bush.htm
I live in Northern Utah and I am in zone 5. I am an avid gardener and I take very good care of my yard and water regularly. Eight years ago I planted 12 Dwarf Burning Bushes and in the last few years I have lost 7 of them. I have over 100 bushes in my yard and I have not had any die except for the Burning Bushes. Why are they dying? I have them planted all over my yard, so they are not in the same area. I think it is a water issue, but I can't figure out if it is too little or too much. I don't think it is bugs or disease. I do have clay soil and there are a lot of rocks under the soil in my area. My neighbors have experienced the same thing. Any help would be appreciated.
I know that you do not think it is a pest or disease, but given that it happens only t the burning bushes, it is likely a euonymus specific disease or pest, such as euonymus scale. Can you please describe the pattern of the dieback on the plants? Do they suddenly wilt and die or is there damage to the leaves first before they die? If you can let us know that, we can better identify what it might be.
Burning bush takes what food? Is it an acidic plant?
Although burning bushes prefer acidic soils to alkaline ones, they are not acid loving plants. They prefer moderately acidic soils with pH levels between 6.0-7.0. As for fertilizer, you can use a general, balanced type or one that is aimed towards acid-loving plants like azaleas and rhododendrons. For additional inofrmation on caring for these shrubs, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/burning-bush/burning-bush-care.htm