Helpful Gardening Tips
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Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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Wintercreeper, Euonymus forunei 'Coloratus' is an extremely hardy member of the evergreen family.
Hardy Planting Zone
Wintercreeper can be used on slopes, banks, or as ground cover. It's often used in gravel and rock gardens. It reproduces by spreading creeping stems wherever the roots are in contact with the ground. Seeds can be dispersed by animals or water.
Bloom Season and Color
In general, Wintercreeper has shiny, oval leaves which grow early in the summer. Blooms emerge in early summer and are small, greenish flowers.
Wintercreeper Height at Maturity
Often used for cover on slopes and to reduce erosion, this climbing vine, when mature, can grow to a length of over 20 feet. It can be trained to grow in the desired direction. Wintercreepers can grow to a height of 12 to 15 inches. Its spread can reach 24 to 36 inches.
Preferred Soil Type
Wintercreepers can thrive in several types of soil, clay, chalk, sand, or loam. It prefers soil that is moist but drains well. Quite hard, it can grow in sild that is neutral, acid, or alkaline. The water needs for this plant are average.
Wintercreeper Sun or Shade
When it comes to shade or no shade, Wintercreeper is very adaptable. This plant is popular because it does well in any amount of sunlight, full sun, shade, or partial sun.
Purple Wintercreeper is distinguished by its dark green leaves that spread into a quickly forming, dense ground cover. It's ideal for smothering weeds and preventing erosion. It's one of the most popular evergreens for ground cover.
Since this vine is hardy, needs little attention, grows quickly, and does well in many soil types and various states of sunlight, it is a great choice for those who want a ground cover that requires little maintenance.