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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Celastraceae — shrubs often cultivated as ornamental plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of small European and American trees; the spindle tree. The bark is used as a cathartic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A celastraceous genus of shrubs and small trees, natives of northern temperate regions, including about 40 species.
- n. [lowercase] The bark of Euonymus atropurpurea, which is used as a purgative and laxative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
The Burning Bush, also known as Euonymus alata or winged euonymus, gets its
Plant of the week: Euonymus 'Scarlet Wonder': Autumn colour for those without an arboretum.
Years ago I ripped out a perfectly nice burning bush (Euonymus alata) after learning that the Asian species, famed for its flaming fall foliage, has been blamed for spreading wantonly through its seeds.
Indian root is likely Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus), a common herb in Native American medicine used as a laxative.
Is Euonymus europaeus really called Hearts ‘a Bustin’ or is that you being whimsical?
Cotoneaster melanocarpa, Euonymus semenovii, Rosa albertii, and R. beggeriana.
Chokeberries are great but don't come close to Euonymus for fall color, and they don't take full shade like Euonies.
Also, Euonymus takes a shear quite well so nuts to the assertion that they keep a bad habit.
Maybe that will help you track down exactly which Euonymus it is.
Burningbush, Eastern Euonymus atropurpureus 177, 264
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