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!
*It is native to DC and, in PA, is mostly concentrated along the southeastern border. It is common in the Piedmont and Coastal Plains of DE and VA and infrequent in the VA mountains.
Print Version (Legal Size): Euonymus americanus ([American] Strawberry-bush)
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets.