A show-stopping, leathery rich
Euonymus fortunei 'Acutus' promises to deliver a deep backdrop for any landscape.
growth rate offers quick coverage (and
of any area in a variety of environmental conditions including
a wide pH range,
, and anything from
The deep green shiny, egg-shaped leaves are 1 to 2 1/2 inch long.
Some select Acutus because of her willingness to tolerate moderate amounts of
though the latter is not encouraged.
Things To Note
Acutus is invasive and should be planted in contained areas or spaces where you don't mind her taking over.
If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form,
about bare root plants
so you know what to expect.
General information about Euonymus fortunei (Wintercreeper):
If you want something similar to
but different, this plant will be a perfect fit for you.
Euonymus fortunei, often referred to as Wintercreeper or even Fortune’s Spindle, is an elegant, understated woody
native to China, Korea, and Japan.
It is excellent for slopes
Stems root along nodes,
indefinitely as a sprawling, tangled, bushy carpet somewhat similar in appearance to
Vinca from a distance.
Similar to ivy, using small rootlets on stems to
Wintercreeper reaches heights up to 65 feet in her attempts to gain more sunlight.
Its approach to climbing is not the only character trait Wintercreeper shares with Ivy.
Both ivy and Wintercreeper have a sterile, juvenile, non-flowering,
After growing tall enough to reach the crowns of trees, Wintercreeper develops into an adult.
This flowering phase does not have climbing rootlets.
The (1 to 2 1/2 inch long and 1/2 to 1 1/2 inch broad) leaves are arranged in opposite pairs,
with a finely serrated margin.
The flowers are inconspicuous (1/8 inch in diameter), with four small greenish-yellow petals, and the fruit, if any, are
pale green pod-like berries.
Inside each lobe is a single fleshy-coated orange seed.
In the end, the rich emerald to bright green foliage is the real show stopper offering the benefit of climbing for rock walls, topiaries, arbors and more.
Euonymus fortunei responds beautifully to an early spring pruning, some elect to mow it on a high setting to keep a tidy appearance.
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