The Q&A Archives: Dwarf burning bushes not turning red

Question: I bought two dwarf burning bushes in the spring from
Home Depot (euonymus alatus compactus). I have them
planted in two different areas, and notice neighboring
burning bushes are turning, but mine are still green.
(northeast- ny)

Answer: The leaves of your burning bushes are cold sensitive and cold weather is what prompts a color change. If yours are planted in a protected spot, or beneath large trees, that would explain why the leaves are not changing colors - they are being sheltered from the elements. They will eventually change, but they may never be on the same schedule as other burning bushes in your neighborhood. Enjoy your garden!

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