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History in the United States

Winged burning bush, also known as winged wahoo and winged euonymus, was introduced to the U.S. around 1860 as an ornamental plant for use in landscaping. Despite its invasive nature, it remains very popular and is widely sold for its hardiness, winged stems and intense red foliage in the fall. It is ubiquitous and can be found planted along roadways, at commercial and industrial sites and in park and residential landscapes.



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