How To Grow The Evergreen Wintercreeper Euonymus

How To Grow The Evergreen Wintercreeper Euonymus

Wintercreeper Euonymus

Wintercreeper euonymus (Euonymus fortunei) is a broadleaf evergreen vine in the Celastraceae family. A native of East Asia, it features small, variegated leaves that are rich, lustrous green and edged in yellow or white, perfect for adding unique texture and interest to any garden.

Hardy in U.S.D.A. zones 4 to 9, one of the main benefits of planting wintercreeper is that it is easy to grow and maintain. The most robust of any evergreen climber requires little care aside from pruning to maintain the shape you desire. Trimming the top will encourage lateral spread that will form a lush blanket of foliage and is perfect for hard-to-maintain slopes or bare patches in your yard.

Wintercreeper Euonymus dense growth also deters weeds, reducing landscape maintenance chores

you can also train the stems to climb a trellis or chain-link fence to create a privacy screen or improve the look of a bare brick or stone wall.

It is excellent as a stand-alone ground cover for hedges, as a ground cover, as a foundation plant, for edging, or as a climbing plant for trellises or walls. The versatility of it, along with its year-round foliage, make it an ideal choice for a wide variety of landscape applications.

In late spring, the blooms with small, pleasing clusters of light green flowers that hummingbirds and butterflies find attractive. It survives without protection during winter and can tolerate poor growing conditions such as droughts, low sun exposure, or bad soil.


Wintercreeper Euonymus thrives in containers, making it ideal for urban or rural settings

Plant it in the spring or early fall, but summer planting is possible if it receives enough water to establish a healthy root system. Expect winter creeper to grow 13 to 24 inches yearly, with the mature plant reaching upwards of 60 feet in length if left to spread or climb.

Adding it to your landscape design provides a stunning swath of color every season of the year. It is best to buy at low prices offered by online sellers, who provide fast shipping and ship nationwide, so you can receive healthy, quality plants that are garden-ready.

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