The Euonymus americana locally know as "Strawberry bush", "Burning Bush", "Hearts-a-Busting" is in full display right now. In late summer/early fall the red fruits burst open to reveal bright orange berries. The pictures below are from a NPI member's garden in New Orleans.
It is an adaptable landscape shrub or small tree tolerating different sun exposures and soil types. It does best in shadier areas with filtered light and protection from afternoon sun. The colorful fruits and seeds not only provide fall interest for humans, but are also a food source for birds and mammals.
In the wild it can be found in riparian areas, forming loose thickets.
Learn more about the "Strawberry bush" Euonymus americanus HERE