Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Compact Winged Euonymus

{Picture of Compact Winged Euonymus}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Euonymus alata 'Compactum' Play audio of plant name
  • Parent: Euonymus alata
  • Related Cultivars:

    Euonymus alata 'Nordine Strain'

  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 6-8'
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable, but is extremely intolerant of poorly drained areas. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    A smaller, slower growing selection with bright red fall color. The corky wings on the twigs are much less prominent than the species. May suffer damage during severe winters.

    In Wisconsin this plant is regulated as a Restricted Invasive weed that cannot be transported, transferred, or introduced without a permit.  To view the complete regulation see: Wisconsin Invasive species rule – NR 40

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Heading back is done to shape and reduce the size of the plant. Cut prominent shoots back inside the body of the plant to where they meet another branch.

    Heading back may be done from late fall to mid-July.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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