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Eastern Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus)

About Eastern Wahoo

Eastern Wahoo is a Shrub. Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Eastern Wahoo
Scientific Plant Name Euonymus atropurpureus
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names Euonymus atropurpurea
Common Family Name Bittersweet
Scientific Family Name Celastraceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Shrub Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 8.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 6.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Red, Violet colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - May typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Vegetative methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Shade Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Drained to Dry Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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