An improved selection of compact burning bush with tighter branching and superior hardiness. Burning Bushes derive their common name from their bright red fall foliage color. The name is a reference to Moses’ burning bush experience.
– FIRE BALL has had no winter damage even in the coldest of mid western winters.
– FIRE BALL has the brilliant red fall color to be expected of burning bush.
– The slightly more compact habit makes it a better fit in the landscape than other varieties, which may reach up to 10 feet in height. FIRE BALL will only get about 7 feet tall.
– Fireball is excellent for landscaping.
– Drought Tolerant.
– Fall Interest.
– Foliage Interest.
– Low Maintenance.
– It is not prone to pest problems.
How to grow Fireball
– Plant it among spring and summer flowering shrubs for a jolt of color in the fall.
– To maximize the fall red foliage color, the plants should be placed in full sun.
– Plants placed in areas with too much shade will color up much later in the fall and will often lose their leaves before they have a chance to turn bright red.
– Tolerant of most soils except extremely wet conditions. pH adaptable. Prefers medium moisture.
Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Fertilizer will prime the plant to have a good growth flush in spring to its maximum potential. Withstands heavy pruning. Can be done whenever, but best done in late fall.