Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' (3.5-inch pot)
Common Name: Purple Wintercreeper
- Mature height up to 2', spread 3', climbs 20'
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Full Sun to Shade
- Tough Ground Cover
- Leaves turn Burgundy in Winter
- Best used in areas where it can be managed.
- Keep pruned to 8"-12" for best ground cover look
- Use for large hard to cover areas.
Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus', also known as Purple Wintercreeper, is an evergreen groundcover that is native to East Asia. It is a fast-growing plant that can reach a height of 6-12 inches and a spread of 2-4 feet. The 1 1/2" to 2" leaves are dark green in summer and turn a deep purple in fall and winter. The flowers are small and inconspicuous. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, including full sun to partial shade, moist to well-drained soil, and a variety of pH levels. It is also deer and rabbit resistant.
- Tough ground cover that will grow in most any condition.
- Excellent for erosion control.
- Rapid growth habit.
- Tolerates any well drained soil conditions.
- Drought tolerant once established.
- Euonymus 'Coloratus' will climb low walls.
- Not a good choice for a groundcover with shrubs due to its climbing nature.
- Water regularly, first year after planting.
- Fertilize lightly in spring or fall.
- Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain the desired shape.
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I ordered 50 Euonymous f. 'coloratus' plants to fill in a bare area in our front yard. They arrived promptly and safely, and were very well packed. Plus every single one is a healthy, thriving plant. I am very pleased with my order!