Special Hours

The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.

Hearts-a-bursting

Hearts-a-bursting (Euonymus americanus)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Euonymus americanus
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Sunlight: 
shade
Plant Soil Type: 
average

Once the seeds of hearts-a-bursting have ripened in mid-autumn, the red capsules burst open, scattering the orange seeds up to 15 feet.