Burning bush is easy to love. It is well suited to conditions in Beverly Shores and puts on a spectacular display of fall color. It makes itself at home, whether in sun or heavy shade. If only it would stay at home. Burning bush takes over the forest floor from native species, crowding out just about everything else. It is illegal to collect, sell, or plant burning bush in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut, and burning bush is restricted in Wisconsin and New York. In a long-term study in Maine, three invasives—Norway maple, oriental bittersweet, and burning bush took over a large area completely, but then burning bush beat back even the other two invasives, monopolizing the trial locations.