Eastern Wahoo

Arbor walk #47, Treekeeper ID #6770

This small tree is a Missouri and Chicago-region native offering attractive bright red fruit and beautiful color in the fall. The shrub is highly adaptable to a variety of soil conditions, and in the wild grows in many environments from wooded stream banks to open thickets. Though all parts of the plant are today recognized as poisonous if ingested, the bark, leaves and fruit were all historically used for medicinal purposes.

Common NameEastern Wahoo
Latin NameEuonymus atropurpureus
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