How to grow Hearts A' Bustin

Euonymus americanus

Looks best in a more natural setting. Native to shady, moist woodland areas. Give extra mulch and water during drought. Won’t set funky fruit until 2 or 3 years old.

Food source for wild turkey, song birds, rabbits, and deer.

Growing Hearts a' bustin from seed

Requires 3 MONTHS of cold stratification.

Ensure a seed sowing distance of 1.95 feet (60.0 cm).

Seed Saving Hearts a' bustin

Seeds resemble beans but are actually fruit. Every fruit have 4-5 thin white seeds.

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Hearts a' bustin Etymology

In Greek mythology Euonyme was the mother of the deities who caused suffering in everyday life, and Euonymus americanus grows most prolifically in Appalachian regions where tough topography and poverty traditionally make life difficult.
The botanical epithet is from the Latin canus meaning “hoary-white”
The botanical epithet is from the Latin icanus meaning “white-hoary”

Hearts a' bustin Folklore & Trivia

Seeds, roots, and bark have all been used for medicinal purposes.

Other names for Hearts a' bustin

Bursting-heart, strawberry bush, catspaws

Euonymus americanus L.


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