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Euonymus fortunei

Wintercreeper Plant Features

Brighten dull landscapes with wintercreeper. This handsome evergreen shrub is prized for its leathery green foliage, which in many varieties, is variegated with shades of white, cream, or gold. In autumn, the foliage may turn shades of pink or red, adding more seasonal interest. Wintercreeper is versatile, too. If you grow it in an open area it will spread like a ground cover, but planted against a well or fence it acts like a climber. Wintercreeper grows about 2 feet tall and can spread 4 feet wide so works well in hard-to-plant locations along driveways, sidewalks, or on hillsides. Plus, the plant grows equally well in sun or partial shade.  Hardy from zones 5-8. Note: This plant can be invasive in some areas; check local restrictions before planting it. 

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Wintercreeper Growing Instructions

Wintercreeper grows best in full sun with moist, well-drained soil. However, the plant will also survive in partially shady locations, but will grow more slowly. In the northern part of the country, plant wintercreeper where it has some protection from drying winter winds if you want the foliage to look good all year long.

Wintercreeper is not recommended for human or animal consumption.

  • Light

    Outside: Part sun
    Outside: Sun

  • Colors

    Green, Variegated

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage
    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Wintercreeper with these varieties:
Rose, Knock Out
Use Wintercreeper as a handsome ground cover in a bed of Knock Out Roses.

Wintercreeper makes a great ground cover in a Hydrangea border.

Hibiscus, Hardy
The big, bold flowers of Perennial Hibiscus look great underplanted with Wintercreeper.