SHRUB: Euonymus americanus (Strawberry Bush)

Euonymus americanus (Strawberry Bush) fruit.

Euonymus americanus (Strawberry Bush) fruit.
Photo © 2014 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

One of the few “good” Euonymus, this native shrub gives a spectacular show each fall. The raspberry color husks of the seed capsules burst open to reveal DayGlo orange covered seeds, hence the common name Heart’s-a-Bustin’. This surreal effect is fun to show children and adults!

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