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claregirl
Newtown, CT

March 25, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9461099

I live in Newtown, CT and when we moved into our house 7 years ago there were two mature burning bushes. Since then, one died after the freak October snow storm 2 years ago. The other one I cut back and it's a beautiful bush that we enjoy. I had no idea it is invasive. There are no others on our property nor in our neighborhood. Is there a special type of Burning Bush that is invasive because this certainly isn't.

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carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2013
7:59 AM

Post #9461145

http://www.eddmaps.org/ipane/ipanespecies/shrubs/Euonymus_alata.htm
Please read what the University of Connecticut has to say about your bush! I realize that E. alata doesn't always look invasive in place in a garden, but it is spread by birds. Please also see my item #4 above.

If you decide to keep your bush, at least pick the berries in the fall before the birds can eat them.

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/weeds/winged-burning-bush.pdf
http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/university-of-connecticut-scientists-cultivate-non-invasive-variety-of-burning-bush/28797.html

http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=81

As "the helpful gardener says:" let your conscience be your guide. Thanks for taking this seriously.


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