At this time of year there is an explosion of colour; think of it as fall fireworks. If I had to choose one shrub as a favourite for spectacular fall foliage, it would be Euonymus alatus, commonly known as spindle tree or burning bush.
The species shrub grows to 200 cm high and is easily trained to grow as a small tree. There are shorter varieties rated zone 4 for small yards such as ‘Compactus’ known as dwarf burning bush that only grows to 150 cm tall and wide.
Burning bush looks great in massed plantings, a shrub border, as an accent and even as a hedge.
I'm linking with Tootsie at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.