Wintercreeper Plant

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Winter Creeper-Euonymus fortunei Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade – Partial Shade to Full Sun Mature Height - 6-24" (2-3' shrub)(40-70' Vine) Mature Width- 10' - 20' Bloom Season – no flowers Gardener Status- Beginner
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Winter Creeper - Euonymus Fortunei 

Winter Creeper is an evergreen shrub and is able to grow as a vine as long you provide support for it, it is native to East Asia.  Winter Creeper is best to be grown in moist well-drained soils but will tolerate a wide range of soils except for extremely wet soils. It is often used as ground coverage due to its ability to naturalise, however it has been known to grow out of control and colonise so it is best to accommodate the growth sensibly and keep it in check this would be the most prominent problem that Winter Creeper has other than Anthracnose and aphids may cause a problem but it is easily managed.  These vines can grow to become very beautiful ground covers and supplies a beautiful color of green as they grow.  They grow to become very thick and dense and is great to help with soil erosion problems in some areas.  These plants are amazing and remains green during the coler winter months when everything seems to be dying out.  They also provide lots of gorgeous color and the leaves can change to purple and burgundy during the fall months. Native to China, Japan and Korea, winter creeper, also known as creeping euonymus (Euonymus fortunei), is an evergreen ground cover that also grows as a climbing vine. This particular vine climbs over anything in its path, including full-grown trees. Winter creeper tolerates a wide range of growing conditions. It will grow in full sun to deep shade on acidic soils, low nutrient soils, and basic garden-variety fertile soils. One condition that it does not like is heavy wet soils. Its leaves are glossy dark green, oval-shaped and slightly toothed. The one to two and a half inch-long leaves grow opposite each other on light-colored vines. The small, five-petaled, greenish flowers grow on long, branched stalks and produce small, round, pink-red capsules that expose their seeds when they split open.






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