Rudy Haag Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus ‘Rudy Haag’)

Rudy Haag Burning Bush

The ruby-red fall color of Rudy Haag Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus ‘Rudy Haag’) enlivens the autumn garden with bright red foliage! However, you’ll also enjoy the graceful beauty, unique touches and ease of care these shrubs lend! This is a great dwarf shrub with a flat-topped form, growing 3-5 feet tall and wide at maturity!

Beautiful green foliage emerges colorful and vibrant, highlighting the yellowish-green dainty blooms that arrive in spring. You may not notice them but your pollinators will! Fat bumblebees will be making your entire shrub hum!

Fall brings tiny berries and that amazing burst of color once the first touches of cool nights arrive! Don’t forget about Rudy Haag in the winter either, your shrub has ornamental corky wings along the beautiful stems and branches, creating a lovely silhouette in the winter months.

Planting and Application:

As ideal hedges and privacy screens, Rudy Haag is not an overpowering shrub size-wise. Their color and tidy appearance make this dwarf Burning Bush a perfect specimen and landscape anchor, place a row along a sunny foundation or highlight the corner of your home.

A Burning Bush hedge lights up the landscape and turns heads! Dramatically boosting curb appeal with dense color and privacy. Line your home property lines with gorgeous foliage shrubs and screen out nosy neighbors or hide eyesores! Use several shrubs in groupings to amplify the remarkable brilliance, or use them as erosion control on hillsides, you’ll turn a slope into a fiery display when planting Burning Bushes en masse!

Create bird-friendly groupings or rows that hold back drifting snow, your landscape will light up each fall every year! Add some fire to your garden beds with a backdrop of Burning Bush or mix these vivid fall color shrubs into mixed shrub borders!

  • Lush Compact Dwarf Green Shrub
  • Yellowish-Green Flowers For Pollinators
  • Reddish Berries in Fall For Birds
  • Dramatic Red Fall Color
  • Privacy, Screening, Groupings & Dramatic Mass Plantings

Tips for Care:

Burning Bush shrubs do best, and have the best fall color, in a full sun area. However, they can also withstand partial sun. Very cold hardy, these feature a number of resistances and tolerances including resistance to pollution in urban areas, rarely bothered by pests or disease, and seldom bothered by deer! Requiring very well-drained soil and moderate yet regular moisture, these are very tough deciduous shrubs! Top off the soil with 3 to 4 inches of arborist mulch, to keep the root system cool and moist.

Rudy Haag is not the fastest growing, but slower-growing shrubs require less maintenance and pruning! If you do prune, do so right after flowering to remove the potential of the berries that birds eat and can disperse throughout the environment. Because of this seed dispersal, sometimes Euonymus can grow a bit too well in some areas of the country and cannot be shipped there to protect the native flora. Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to remain compliant with all State and Federal Agricultural regulations.

  • Full Sun
  • Best in Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune After Flowering To Remove Seeds
  • Pollution, Deer, Insect & Disease-Resistant

Rudy Haag Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus ‘Rudy Haag’) Details

Common name Rudy Haag Burning Bush
Botanical name Euonymus alatus 'Rudy Haag'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-7
Growth rate Slow
Height 3 - 5 ft.
Width 3 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Yellow, Green