Euonymus americanus

American Strawberry-bush

Celastraceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,green
Fruit Color:Orange,red
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Interesting bark, Showy fruits

Landscaping

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

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and other wildlife consume seed.

Insects:
 

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

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