burning bush
we have three burning bush's in a well drained area with other plants & trees that all seem to be doing well. But we never get the bright red (burning) in the fall what are we doing wrong? We live in Utah, we have added organic soil into existing soil & use a good mulch in the spring. In the summer that area gets watered 3 times a week. We would love to see the bright red in the fall.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Well in general, these plants color up best when they are planted in full sun. If they are shaded at all, they don't get intense fall color. Like other plants that get bold fall color, it also helps if the weather produces warm days and cool nights and is on the dry side. It's really an environmental thing that you can't do much about except to be sure the plants are growing in full sun."

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