Wahoo - Euonymus atropurpureus
Also called Eastern Wahoo and Native Burning Bush
Features: This large shrub's common name sounds like a reaction to its beautiful fall color and interesting seed pods. It is a great alternative to the more commonly sold Euonymus/Burning Bush species from Asia that can be invasive in woodlands.
Attracts a range of native bees and flies and hosts several moth species' caterpillars. Its fruits are of some interest to birds and small mammals.
Light: Partial shade to sun
Soil: Medium to dry
Height: 8-12 feet
Blooms: May to June
Photos: Possibility Place (1,2), Illinois Wildflowers (3)
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