Wintercreeper {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

A show-stopping, leathery rich evergreen trailing shrub-like vine, Euonymus fortunei 'Acutus' promises to deliver a deep backdrop for any landscape. Its fast growth rate offers quick coverage (and erosion control) of any area in a variety of environmental conditions including slopes, a wide pH range, poor soils, and anything from dense shade to full sun.

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 salt and foot traffic, 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, please read about bare root plants so you know what to expect.
General information about Euonymus fortunei (Wintercreeper):
If you want something similar to Ivy, 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 evergreen vine native to China, Korea, and Japan.

It is excellent for slopes and erosion control. Stems root along nodes, spreading 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 climb, 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, climbing, (or creeping) phase. 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, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 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 four-lobed, 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.

Gardener Tips
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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In areas where spreading is not desired, trim back the runners before they take root or prune ruthlessly once a year.
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Euonymus fortunei 'Acutus'
(AKA E. fortunei radicans, E. japonicus acutus/chinensis/radicans,)
Pronunciation: yew-ON-ih-mus for-TOON-ee-eye

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