eastern wahoo

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
Family Celastraceae
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)
Flower Color Red-Purple
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

Average Flowering Time