Euonymus americanus

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American Strawberry-bush


Plant Specifics

Size:4-7 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,green
Fruit Color:Orange,red
Phenology:Deciduous. Fruits ripen in fall. Typically lives <10 yrs (Nelson 2003)
Noted for:Interesting bark, Showy fruits


Recommended Uses:Shady settings. Interesting for its green twigs and red warty fruits. In good habitats it can form dense clones.
Propagation:Seed, semi-hardwood cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Birds and other wildlife consume seed.


Insect pollinated, especially by bees. 

Native Habitats:Seep slopes, rich woods, hammocks, upland mixed forest, bluffs, floodplains.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures