Euonymus-Winter Creeper- 32 Jumbo Landscape Plugs Description
Winter Creeper or Euonymus is a fast growing, versatile evergreen ground cover that is suited for full sun to dense shade..
Ground covers beautify your property and reduce labor and maintenance. Once established, they are a carefree means of carpeting challenging areas, growing in areas grass won't grow or sloping areas where mowing is difficult. Winter Creeper is a trailing form, growing 1 to 1 1/2" feet high and up to 6 feet wide. It roots as it spreads, and when reaching a building or other vertical surface, it will begin to climb. Leaves are a glossy green (with purple undersides) that turn purple in late autumn and winter.
Winter Creeper tolerates a great deal of shade. Also tolerates a wide range of soils and soil conditions. Drought tolerant once established.
Special Features: Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest
- Botanical Name:
Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'
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- Sun Exposure:
Part Shade, Shade
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- Height x Width:
12 - 18" x 6'
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Alpine and rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain Garden, Rock Garden, Slopes, Small Spaces, Under Planting
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil : Prefers moist, well-drained, but tolerates a wide range of soils, even poor and sandy/dry if regularly watered during times of drought.
Light : Sun tolerant in cool northern zones. In hot summer areas, plant in dappled to deep shade.
Water : Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established.
Spacing : 12 to 18 inches apart, which is what most gardeners do. In two to three years, the Wintercreeper will completely cover the planting bed. Plant 6" apart, and by the end of the first year the bed will be completely covered.
Fertilizing : Very adaptable, and can survive in any well-drained soil. Mulch in between the plants when first planting. This is important to not only retain water, but to also keep the weeds out. After Wintercreeper fills in the area, you will not need to mulch any more.
Winterizing : Add at least 4 inches of loose organic mulch, such as leaf compost in November to winterize your plants. For greater protection from frost, freezes and snow, completely cover the foliage in 5 to 6 inches of loose leaves.
Maintenance & Pruning : Stems root into the ground readily, and the new plants that form may be easily moved to a new location in spring or early fall. Mowing the patch low after blooming every couple of years will help to keep it thick and weed resistant.
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