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Wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei
Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei) is a plant species that belongs to the Celastraceae family. It is a woody vine or a trailing shrub that is native to East Asia but is commonly found in many parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Australia.
Wintercreeper is a hardy plant that can tolerate various growing conditions and be used for various landscaping purposes. The plant has glossy, dark green leaves that are evergreen in mild climates but may turn reddish-purple in cold weather. The plant produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the summer and red or orange berries in the fall.
Wintercreepers can grow as a groundcover, climbing vine, or shrub, depending on the variety. It is known for its ability to climb walls and trees using adhesive rootlets, which can sometimes damage surfaces or host plants. As a result, it is sometimes considered an invasive species in certain regions.
Wintercreeper: Euonymus fortunei, which you most likely know as wintercreeper, is a small woody-stemmed shrub that forms a dense ground cover. It can grow almost seventy feet long and cover vast bare expanses in full sun to partially sunny locations. It can also tolerate some shade but may grow a little more slowly.
TN Nursery specialists recommend this plant for customers who fill large areas quickly to prevent soil erosion due to wind or rapid water runoff. This plant takes root and multiplies, helping to protect the soil from these impacts.
The evergreen wintercreeper is an attractive, ornamental perennial plant. It tolerates a wide range of soil types and is tolerant of drought and even saltwater.
Euonymus fortunei is native to Asia and eastern Europe but grows well across the more moderate growing zones in the United States.
Wintercreeper Is a Fast-growing Ground Cover Species
Aerial roots grow from nodes on the stems. These roots take hold in the soil or planting medium and form a robust and expansive system, sprouting new plants.
It expands its footprint with little to no care from the gardener. It does not need fertilizer and can be fed once annually, usually in the fall. Besides that, the only maintenance necessary is spring trimming to remove any frost damage and occasional pruning once you achieve the desired coverage.
Euonymus fortunei will also eliminate the need to spend your precious time pulling weeds. As it multiplies, it steals the nutrients and water from those unsightly weeds for itself. As a result, the weeds will die once winter creeper takes hold in your garden.
Besides working as a fast-spreading ground cover species, you can train wintercreeper to climb a trellis, an unsightly old barn or building, or even a large shade tree. It adds a touch of rustic charm as a climbing vine.
The Lovely Appearance of Euonymus fortunei
Leaves oppose each other and reach three to two inches in length. They are a true green to dark green and have serrated, slightly toothy edges.
Its delicate flowers are gold to light green and appear in early summer. Those early summer blooms give way are pinkish-red fruits that look like tiny capsules. Your flock of feathered friends will appreciate this bounty.
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