Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

Example of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
A show-stopping, leathery rich evergreen trailing shrub-like vine, Euonymus fortunei promises to deliver a deep backdrop for any landscape. Its fast growth rate offers quick, erosion controlling coverage in a variety of environmental conditions including salt, slopes, a wide pH range, poor soil, and anything from dense shade to full sun.

The deep green or purple-green (depending on variety) shiny, egg-shaped leaves are almost like flowers themselves making this plant truly irresistible. If you've got a large, blank canvas, this is one groundcover you'll want to consider.

See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
Product
Purple Wintercreeper {2 1/2 in. Pots, min 54}
54 - 107: $2.77 each  |  108 - 949: $2.47 each
Incredible emerald (spring, summer) evergreen trailing vine that turns burgundy in fall. Rapid spreading, it tolerates most conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
In stock.
Purple Wintercreeper {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}
25 - 249: $3.87 each  |  250 - 999: $3.67 each
Incredible emerald (spring, summer) evergreen trailing vine that turns burgundy in fall. Rapid spreading, it tolerates most conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
In stock.
Purple Wintercreeper {Bare Root Plants, min 50}
50 - 249: $1.37 each  |  250 - 999: $1.07 each
Incredible emerald (spring, summer) evergreen trailing vine that turns burgundy in fall. Rapid spreading, it tolerates most conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
In stock.
Wintercreeper {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}
25 - 249: $3.87 each  |  250 - 999: $3.67 each
A hardy deep emerald, leathery evergreen trailing vine that covers quickly and thoroughly. Tolerates most environmental conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
In stock.
Wintercreeper {2 1/2 in. Pots, min 54}
54 - 107: $2.77 each  |  108 - 949: $2.47 each
A hardy deep emerald, leathery evergreen trailing vine that covers quickly and thoroughly. Tolerates most environmental conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
In stock.
Wintercreeper {Bare Root Plants, min 50}
50 - 249: $1.37 each  |  250 - 999: $1.07 each
A hardy deep emerald, leathery evergreen trailing vine that covers quickly and thoroughly. Tolerates most environmental conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 12/13/2021.Email when available

Specifications


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.



Care
In areas where spreading is not desired, trim back the runners before they take root or prune ruthlessly once a year.
General information that applies to all plants:
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- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away



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