Euonymus atropurpurea Eastern Wahoo Seed & Plant
(yoo-ON-ih-mus  at-ro-pur-PURR-ee-uh)
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  Euonymus atropurpurea Eastern Wahoo Photo by cj

Habitat Flowers Fruits Height feet Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Native Eastern Wahoo fruit pictureNative Euonymus atropurpurens fruit picture Sun to Medium Shade Purple
April June
Orange / red
Sept. Oct.
5 to 20 ft. average to moist 2 to 6 feet Perennial
Shrub

Euonymus atropurpurea Eastern Wahoo tree fruit picture  Euonymus atropurpurea Eastern Wahoo tree fruit picture  Euonymus atropurpurea Eastern Wahoo flower picture 
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Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo potted plants are available, $7 each plus shipping.  Please contact us with your address & number of plants for correct shipping costs

Euonymus atropurpurea seed
Eastern Wahoo seed

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50

 20

1 ounce -   $30.00

1 pound -----------

Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo is a native shrub suitable for landscaping with beautiful scarlet fruit in autumn.  Eastern Wahoo normally grows as a shrub 5 to 10 feet tall but occasionally grows as a small tree.  Wahoo fruits are eaten by several species of birds including wild turkey.  Euonymus atropurpurea, Wahoo has been used medicinally both in the US and in Europe.  Seeds should be planted in the fall/early winter or given several weeks stratification.  Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo seeds need alternating times of warm, cool, warm stratification for germination.

Euonymus - comes from the Greek eu-, (good) and onoma, (name), 
atropurpurea - very purple.

Native Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo is a showy shrub occurring naturally in low meadows, open slopes, open woods, stream banks, and prairies from Alabama to east Texas, north to New York, and west to Ontario, Montana, Nebraska and Oklahoma.  Staff-tree family (Celastraccae)

Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo seed do best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 8 - 12 weeks warm followed by 8 - 16 weeks cold stratification

Wahoo grows in an open tree form 5 to 20 feet tall and turns a brilliant warm fuchsia pink in fall.  The shiny red seeds are born in bright fuchsia pink capsules that dangle from the branches well into winter. The stems remain green until they are several years old. Wahoo's charm is not in the flowers or foliage but the striking hanging fruits, it makes an excellent understory tree or a large multi-stem shrub.  These native trees will add interesting texture and form to your landscape year round, but in fall they will be the envy of the neighborhood.

The map below shows areas where native Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo grows wild, it is hardy over a much wider area if planted.  Plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Euonymus atropurpurea
Eastern Wahoo
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo State Distributional Map
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida

Use the chart below for shipping charges on Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo flower seeds, to order copy the order form or email questions, comments & orders to john@easywildflowers.com 
Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo potted plants are available.
We accept payment by check, money order, and through Paypal

The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.
Out of Wahoo seeds at this time

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

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Euonymus atropurpurea, Eastern Wahoo plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.