Eastern Wahoo

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Discover the enchanting beauty of the Eastern Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus), a delightful deciduous shrub that brings a burst of color to any garden. Renowned for its eye-catching red berries and the magnificent purple-red hues of its foliage in the autumn, this shrub is a true spectacle throughout the seasons. Its hardy nature makes it an ideal choice for a variety of settings, thriving in different soil types and environmental conditions. Whether used as a striking border addition or as a charming specimen plant, the Eastern Wahoo guarantees a vibrant and lively presence in your garden, enchanting onlookers with its natural elegance and colorful charm.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-9
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 10-20′ tall, 10-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: Greenish-white

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/4″-1/2″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Red, round
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Red
Lifespan: 20-30 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No