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Hearts A Bustin Euonymus americanus

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Under 10 Feet
6, 7, 8,
6, 7, 8,
6, 7, 8,
Year Round
Sun & Shade,
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Euonymus americanus -

Hearts A Bustin Shrub, The Hearts A Bustinplant, is unique in appearance with thin stems that droop. This native shrub has a whitish flower color and showy berry fruits which have a similar look to strawberries when viewed from a distance. In fact, many times it is mistaken for a strawberry bush. Other names for it are fish wood, burning bush, Brook euonymus, and wahoo. The seeds and red capsules are the reason for the "burning effect." It's reddish purple husks open up and burst forth with bright orange seeds when taking a closer look. Five greenish-yellow petals occur on it.

Hearts A Bustin blooms in spring.

The foliage has a right fall color with leaves of vivid green changing to a yellow and pink color. Although spring and summertime are uneventful for this plant, fall and winter cause the bright scarlet, warty fruits to grow profusely. Leaves are ten centimeters long with an almost leathery texture. It usually grows up to five feet tall with a spread of five feet. Petals are practically triangular. Easy to grow, it requires light to full shade. When grown in full sun it will be complete, colorful and sprout berry-filled Holly. Large shrubs and trees provide ample shade and a right spot to grow for the Hearts-a-Bustin'.

Deer love to eat this interesting plant while birds enjoy it immensely as well. The well-established plant is highly drought-tolerant and may also be pruned heavily although cutting is not necessary except to trim to size. It may be pruned as long as it's in leaf, but winter is considered the best time to trim it. Soil should be well-drained, slightly acidic and humus-rich. Use it for landscaping or even xeriscaping which is an environmental art in itself that is gaining in popularity.

Hearts A Bustin plant has a different look from others as it seems as if it came from another world.

Rarely seen and not well-known by gardeners or landscapers, this is where it's appeal lies. It would add a different look to any area it's planted in and would stand out among the rest. Any visitor may want to walk closer to examine this lush plant with it's immense, strange beauty. The plant lover may never tire of it plus it's not aggressive. As a hardy plant, it may survive freezing temperatures. It's surprisingly easy to grow under differing conditions which makes it great for beginners.

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