Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Euonymus americanus - Strawberry Bush
We’ve come to admire strawberry bush as a special native, a special feature in the shady forests of East Texas. Deer find the plant hard to pass by and are taking a heavy toll on this preferred browse in areas where their numbers are great. The key feature of this green-stemmed shrub is the fall fruit display. Scarlet capsules open to reveal bright orange. The fruit show persists for about a month. In fruit, this plant always elicits a favorable response.