Dwarf-winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'). Zones 4-8; Full sun to part shade. “A deciduous shrub which typically grows in a mound to 10' tall w/a slightly larger spread, though it can be kept shorter by pruning. Features elliptic dark green leaves (to 3" long) which turn bright red in fall (sometimes more pinkish in shade). Small, yellowish-green flowers appear in May but are not showy. Small fruits (1/3" red capsules) appear in fall, but are usually hidden by the foliage.”
SOUTHEAST Here’s a southeastern shrub bed with a tempting invitation to relax. Featuring a mix of evergreens and deciduous shrubs, the landscape envelops the fire pit area with a mosaic of shapes, textures, and colors. The informal shapes of possumhaw and hydrangea bring a lively contrast to rounded geometric companions. Although peaking in autumn, the bed has year-round structure, thanks to yews and boxwoods.