Yes, this is the name of a native Kentucky shrub. Other names include hearts-a-bursting with love, and strawberry-bush (Euonymus americanus).
Our 4 ft. shrub has proven to be hardy, growing underneath a large pine tree in dry, shady conditions.
It’s quite showy this time of year when the prickly-looking magenta pods break open to display the bright red-orange seeds and is another of my favorite plants.
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