Also called winged euonymus, winged spindle tree, and Oriental spindle-tree.  Its species name alatus means "winged".  Its common name "burning bush" comes from its bright red autumn leaves, which stay on the bush long after most other plants have dropped theirs.

Part of staff vine or bittersweet  family Celastraceae.

Native to 🇨🇳 China, 🇰🇵 🇰🇷 Korea, and 🇯🇵 Japan.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48).   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🇨🇦 Canada, 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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