Euonymus alatus, the winged Euonymus or "burning bush," is a native of China and Japan. Here, it serves as a modest green street-shrub for much of the year, but in October turns startling crimson and produces bright orange-red berries. But then the leaves suddenly fall off, and it sinks back into the background until the following autumn.
One website described it as an "overused shrub." Who is allowed to make that judgment? I say, revel in the red for as long as it lasts. Soon we'll be starved for colour.
Euonymus is hard to type. Finger memory wants to turn it into an adjective. Euonymous.