This plant is **invasive** in Minnesota. Do not plant.

Common Name: winged euonymus, winged burning bush

Scientific Name: 
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus
Species: alatus

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 6 to 12 ft
Width: 6 to 12 ft. 


Winged Euonymous, otherwise known as winged burning-bush, is a widely used ornamental shrub native to Asia. Although prized for it's brilliant red color, this exotic shrub has escaped from horticultural settings and become invasive. It is listed as a Restricted Noxious Weed by the MDA (as of 2023).

The shrub commonly reaches heights of 6 to 12 feet and can be easily identified by the conspicuous 'winged' or corky ridges on stems. 

wingedeuonymus foliage