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Wintercreeper

Botanical Name
Euonymus fortunei
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
6 to 24 inches up to 15 feet (depending on cultivar)
Width
Spreading, vine-like
Flowers
Late spring: greenish-white
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Plant in a protected site or east exposure where plant will be safe from winter wind and sun
  • Will attach and climb up structures
  • Loosely tie the main stem and side branches of young plants to your chosen support structure.  Once clinging rootlets form, plant will support itself.
  • Prune in early spring. Remove weak, damaged, dead and winter injured branches back to a healthy branch
  • Can be invasive in some areas
Problems
Scale, anthracnose, crown gall, leaf spot, mildew, aphids
Varieties
  • Blondy - bright yellow marked foliage
  • Emerald Gaiety - small, erect shrub, 4' tall
  • Emerald 'n Gold - 2' tall, leaves edged in yellow
  • Euonymus fortunei var. radicans - usual groundcover form

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