Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wahoo

Euonymus atropurpureus
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Purple
Fall Color: Red
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
20
feet

Spread:

8 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
20
feet
Spread: 8 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
20
feet
Spread: 8 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Effective in woodland gardens, native plant gardens, bird gardens or as an informal hedge or screen. Suckers to form a thicket or can be pruned as a single-stemmed tree.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil. Adaptable shrub which tolerates wide range of soils and full shade but will not tolerate wet, poorly-drained soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Shrub or small tree most often grown for its attractive red berries and reddish fall color. Small purple flowers in spring are followed by scarlet red fruit in fall which birds enjoy.

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