Euonymous americanus, Strawberry Bush aka Wahoo
Category: Native Shrub
Height: 6 feet
Light: Dappled light to part shade
Bloom: Small, white, forming at leaf axils. Followed by "dried strawberry" looking fruit which opens to red-orange pea sized seeds.
Bloom Time: Early Spring, fruiting in Mid Summer.
Growth Habit: Upright, airly, deciduous with slender round stems. Colonizes slowly.
Comments: A rare find! Seeds provide fats and sugars for birds. Deer and rabbits will eat foliage. All parts toxic to humans. Provides fall color of reddish orange before leaves drop. Also popularly called Hearts-A-Bursting and other colorful common names.
Photo: Melissa McMasters from Memphis, TN, United States, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons