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EUONYMUS fortunei var. vegetus
One of the best known and most durable broadleaf evergreens, wintercreeper is a hardy groundcover or shrub from China. Introduced to gardens in the mid-19th century, the variety vegetus bears broad oval dull green leaves on upright or prostrate stems. The stems can climb tree trunks or structures via rootlike holdfasts. In late spring and early summer it produces clusters of insignificant greenish flowers, followed by abundant pinkish fruits that open to reveal fleshy orange seeds. Birds eat and disseminate the seeds. p> This cold-hardy, shade-loving ornamental does well in most conditions except for damp soils. In harsh climates it may suffer winter burn if exposed to bright sun and wind. Use it in foundation plantings, mixed borders, or containers, or to cover a wall.
Wintercreeper is listed as an invasive exotic throughout much of the eastern United States and Canada. It is susceptible to euonymus scale.
9 - 2
4 - 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
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Vine
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