Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
EUONYMUS fortunei 'Kewensis'
Kew Wintercreeper, Wintercreeper
One of the best known and most durable broadleaf evergreens, wintercreeper is a hardy groundcover or shrub from China. The dwarf cultivar 'Kewensis' forms a slowly spreading mat of tiny oval dark green leaves. The stems can also climb via rootlike holdfasts. Like most trailing forms of wintercreeper, 'Kewensis' doesn't flower or fruit.
This adaptable ornamental does well in most conditions except for damp soil. Use it as a small-scale ground cover beneath trees or in other shady sites. It is also nice cascading over a container or rock.
Wintercreeper is listed as an invasive exotic throughout much of the eastern United States and Canada. It is susceptible to euonymus scale.
9 - 2
5 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
1"-3" / 2.5cm - 7.6cm
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Container, Edging, Groundcover, Rock Garden / Wall, Vine
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