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Golden Euonymus Care: Growing Golden Euonymus Shrubs In The Garden
By Teo Spengler
Growing golden euonymous shrubs are ideal for bright hedges or accent plants. You?ll find another enticing reason to start growing golden euonymous shrubs if you learn just how easy golden euonymous care can be. Click here for more information.
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Burning Bush Care
A burning bush can be a beautiful ornamental feature for your landscape, especially thanks to the striking visual interest it provides each fall. Because of this eye-catching display, many gardeners plant them alone as accents, but they can also be grouped to form a hedge or privacy screen.
Burning bush is a hardy, adaptable shrub that can tolerate most soil conditions unless they are very wet with poor drainage. It readily spreads in two ways: by wildlife (via birds and other animals eating the berries and "depositing" the seeds) or underground through the root system (by pushing up suckers). If left to its own devices, burning bush may easily overrun your garden or landscape, and some states—including Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire—have banned the sale of burning bush due to its invasive tendencies.
Plant your burning bush in an area that gets full sunlight, gifting the plant with rays for at least six to eight hours a day. In warmer climates, the bush can stand a partially shady spot, specifically in the hotter afternoon hours. The more sunlight the plant gets, the brighter its fall foliage display will be.
While it can adapt to most soil types (besides soggy soil with poor drainage), burning bush prefers average soil with a moderate moisture level. It also favors a slightly acidic soil pH but will grow in an alkaline or neutral blend as well. Most important to the plant is its soil's drainage—too much moisture can lead to root rot.
Burning bush is a drought-tolerant plant once established and generally has low-to-moderate watering needs. Water as appropriate for your climate, which will be dependant on both the rainfall and humidity levels in your area. When you do water your burning bush, aim your water source at ground or root level instead of overhead—this method will prevent the leaves of the bush from getting drenched and keep fungal problems from occurring.
Temperature and Humidity
The aggressive growth of burning bush in many climates, including southern states up through New England and throughout much of the Midwest, is a testament to the plant's adaptability to a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions. There is very little you need to do to help your burning bush thrive if grown in the proper USDA hardiness zones, but you can mulch around the root mound to help keep the plant's roots cool in warmer climates.
Burning bush shrubs won't need any additional nutrients once established, but young shrubs can benefit from the application of liquid fertilizer. Plan to feed your bush three to four times throughout its growing season, from mid-spring to mid-summer.
"If you're going to have a great garden, you must have things to see from top to bottom," Brewington says. Behind the wavy hedge is an 8-foot-deep semicircle of flower beds. The boxwoods are there specifically to cover the undergrowth of the blooms. Farther back is a retaining wall, behind which is a group of trees that are intentionally planted in varying heights. Beyond that, your gaze falls into the somewhat wilder back of the garden, which they call "the woods."
Small pocket gardens dot the acreage, occasionally adjoining the lawn vista and sometimes hidden in the back, accessible via the property's ¾ mile of gravel paths. Each has a theme: herbs, golden foliage, ferns, grasses. Grouping similar kinds together lets Mauldin indulge his insatiable desire for different plants while Brewington can still maintain order. And the variety of shapes, sizes, and peak times within each collection allows for layered designs.