Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Strawberry Bush

Euonymus americanus
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Purple, Red
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Food/Birds, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
8
feet

Spread:

5 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
8
feet
Spread: 5 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
8
feet
Spread: 5 to
6
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Naturalizes well as an understory shrub in woodlands.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in moist wooded areas in moderate to moist soils. Easy to grow from seed.
Special Features
Interesting Bark
Special Usage
Basic Description

An obscure plant until September when the bumpy, scarlet fruit capsules open to show orange berries. Understory shrub with watermelon pink fall color and green twigs.

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