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Euonymus alatus Tree

Burning Bush Trees

from From £21.99 (ex. VAT)
Was: £24.99 (ex. VAT)
( £26.39 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

For autumn colour, it's hard to beat Euonymus Alatus. The clue is in its common names - Burning Bush or Fire Bush. This wonderful bush or small multistemmed tree turns a crimson fiery red and looks amazing if planted in a spot where it will catch autumn sunshine - and it has a much deserved RHS Award of Garden Merit as a result. In addition to its autumn colour, its other autumn feature is reddish purple fruit it produces which split open to reveal an orange seed capsule.

It has fascinating corky wings on its stems which you can clearly see once the leaves drop - in fact "alatus" is Latin for winged and it is this feature which gives Euonymus alatus some of its common names.

It will often grow to be wider than its height (2 x 2.5 metres in 20 years) and it makes a good dense shrub. It's particularly good in alkaline soil but will tolerate any well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. The Winged Euonymus has dark green long oval leaves and small greenish flowers in May/June but the flowers are of little significance compared with its splendour in autumn.

AKA Fire Bush, Winged Euonymus, Burning Bush, Winged Spindle Tree more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Euonymus alatus Euonymus alatus
3L pot 50-60cm Bush £21.99 (ex. VAT) was £24.99 (ex. VAT)
Euonymus alatus Euonymus alatus
10L pot 80-100cm Bush £39.99 (ex. VAT) was £44.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.


Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.


Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Euonymus Alatus trees

When planting Euonymus Alatus trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Euonymus Alatus trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around, inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend planting any ornamental tree with a stake and tie, to see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Euonymus Alatus trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Burning Bush trees

Euonymus Alatus trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your Euonymus Alatus tree, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches. If you require a clear trunk, remove any side shoots to help raise the crown.

Euonymus alatus Tree (Burning Bush Trees) Description

  • Common name: Winged spindle tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2 x 2.5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Autumn
  • Foliage: Dark green leaves in spring & summer, turning bright red in autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of most soil types but prefers a moist, well-drained site