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Q.Why would our burning bush not turn red in the fall?

Zone 5 | athas added on May 26, 2012 | Answered

Why would our burning bush not turn red in the fall?

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Answered on May 28, 2012

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, or 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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