Euonymus atropurpureus (American Wahoo)

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Euonymus atropurpureus (American Wahoo)

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Sun to part shade; Average to dry well drained soil; The strange common name 'Wahoo" is thought to originate as a Dakota name meaning "Arrow wood". The American wahoo is a smallish fast-growing tree found on well drained but organic rich soils often along rivers and streams. Typically not larger than 15' tall with a slender trunk and green branches. Large rounded leaves turn a nice yellow orange in the fall. Brown flowers appear in June and are followed in the fall by pink popcorn-like pods which split to reveal orange-red seeds. very attractive this little tree will fit easily into small gardens and under power-lines along roadsides. Zone 3-7; WV ecotype

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