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 deciduous plants have 🍃︎ dropped their leaves.

Part of bittersweet or staff vine  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   Native alternatives (Great Lakes green entries).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 3)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Planting List by Seneca Nation of Indians SNI.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 59 and 61)

🇺🇸 In the USA, a speaker recently suggested [citation needed] those seeking a shrub with bright red fall color replace this plant with native alternatives American hazelnut  Corylus americana.

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