The Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus) is a native perennial shrub that grows to about 2 to 6-feet high. The leaves are egg-shaped and usually pointed at the base and tip. Flowers are yellowish green or greenish purple and appear at the end of long stalks. The fruit is like a rounded capsule with a warty surface, and can produce two or three harvests each year. This bush is considered an “ice-cream plant” for deer. Cottontail rabbits, wild turkey and eastern bluebirds are among the wildlife that devours the strawberry bush’s red berries. The bush grows best in woodlands, sandy thickets, swamplands and streamsides. USDA preferred zones are 6 through 10.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.