strawberry bush Celastraceae Euonymus americanus
Leaf:Opposite, simple, ovate to elliptical, 2 to 4 inches, finely toothed, bright green above slightly paler below.
Flower:Perfect, small (1/3 inch across), 5 greenish-purple petals, in clusters, appearing in late spring.
Fruit:Very unique, 4-lobed capsules which when opened reveal an orange-red warty aril, the "husks" are pink to purple, open in fall.
Twig:Slender, square and green, terminal buds reddish orange, 1/4 inch long, pointed.
Bark:Green, but does split and become darker.
Form:A loose, suckering, sprawling shrub usually between 2 and 10 feet tall.