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The Wintercreeper Plant, Euonymus Fortunei Is Highly Variable, as A Ground Cover or Beautiful Landscape
Wintercreeper is a perennial plant and a species of flowering plant from the family of Celastraceae. Its scientific name Euonymus fortunei was in honor of the Scottish botanist and explorer Robert Fortune. Wintercreeper is native to East Asia, particularly in China, Korea, the Philippines, and is often found in woods and thickets in the low mountains of Japan. Botanists in the early 1900s imported the wintercreeper for this plant to serve as a decorative groundcover.
Wintercreeper is a popular plant with tendencies to climb like a vine on trees and buildings. The Wintercreeper plant is highly variable. It can also be shrubby and climbs by aerial rootlets until it reaches up to sixty-six feet as a juvenile plant if given support but eventually stops creeping when it reaches maturity. It will spread out as a ground cover as a woody vine and make a beautiful landscape by trimming the plant when it matures. But keep in mind that some vining cultivars and shrubs are both invasive. It has glossy evergreen leaves but many different leaf sizes, different growth forms, and foliage colors. The leaves become more prominent when it matures and bears flowers followed by attractive and durable light pink to orange-red berries, developing in June or July. The juvenile form of this plant has small, scallop-edged, and dark green leaves with very light veins. Wintercreeper’s distinctive green and gold varieties provide a classic but colorful look in the garden. The bark is light-brown and rough. This plant, however, is frequently damaged by deer but is salt tolerant.
Wintercreeper Plant, Euonymus Fortunei is Easy, and Simple To Grow
Many people find planting, caring, and pruning for wintercreeper easy. Plant wintercreeper in full sun or moderate shade in ordinary soil, and the best time to do this is during spring. Space the plants from eighteen to twenty-four inches apart. Although the plant is not particular about soil, it will do best in moist, acidic loam. When still young, water the plant when the top three inches of soil becomes dry only. Wintercreeper can tolerate dry conditions and does not require much attention when it reaches maturity. If you live in a cold place, you do desiccation by watering the plant during fall before the ground starts freezing. Prune or trim wintercreeper to control growth or if it becomes unruly or invasive. Even with just a single cutting, the plant quickly grows roots and can start a colony. It invades natural openings and relatively undisturbed forests or in fencerows, railroads, and roadsides. Wintercreeper also helps in filling in other garden areas once it matures.