Euonymus alatus ‘Compacta’ (Burning Bush Dwarf Burning Bush) is a compact slow growing shrub. The dark green leaves turn rose-red in fall making a speactacular display of foliage especially as a strong accent to evergreens. It is also excellent as a hedge or used as a screen. If pruned so the branch structure is visible there is a corky texture to the bark.Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ is popular but somewhat misunderstood. It is a deciduous shrub. And it is not all that compact”. It typically grows in a mound to 10 ft. tall with a slightly larger spread. It can easily be kept shorter by pruning but in so doing the spectacular red fall foliage that gave rise to the Burning Bush name is diminshed.Small yellowish-green flowers appear in May but they are not showy. Small fruits (little red capsules) appear in fall but they are usually hidden by the foliage.