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Velvet Blazer Burning Bush*

Euonymus alatus 'Veblzam'

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Velvet Blazer Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Veblzam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Veblzam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush in fall

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush in fall

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Winged Euonymus, Burningbush


A spectacular and compact garden shrub which turns a luminous florescent pink color in fall, very showy; a shapely mounded growth habit with an absence of corky wings on the branches; a very popular and adaptable landscape plant

Ornamental Features

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush has olive green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding cherry red in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces tomato-orange capsules from early to late fall. The smooth brown bark and harvest gold branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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 is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Velvet Blazer Burning Bush will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub 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.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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