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Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form)

Euonymus alatus '(tree form)'

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Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) (Euonymus alatus '(tree form)') at Bachman's Landscaping

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form)

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form)

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) (Euonymus alatus '(tree form)') at Bachman's Landscaping

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) in fall

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Tree-Form Winged Burningbush


A grafted patio tree with stunning fall color of florescent red to pink, very showy; forms a rounded ball atop a single standard, interesting corky wings on the branches; very adaptable and versatile; makes a wonderful accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding cherry red in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces red capsules from early to late fall. The warty brown bark and harvest gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) is a deciduous tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Euonymus Wingd Tree (tree form) will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features