Euonymus atropurpureus (eastern wahoo) is native to North America and can be grown as a tree or a shrub. It produces small maroon flowers that last about a month in the late spring and early summer.
In the fall Euonymus atropurpureus has bright red seeds and leaves. All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Botanical Name||Euonymus atropurpureus|
|Common Name||eastern wahoo|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 9|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Season(s) of interest||all seasons|
|Height and Spread||1-2ft x 1-2ft (30-60cm x 30-60cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region. Native range: Southern Canada through Eastern U.S. and South through Mexico and Central America|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Bird Border – Columbus, Bird Border – Monroe|