Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'
a/k/a Japanese Euonymus, purple leaf wintercreeper, wintercreeper euonymus, purple wintercreeper euonymus
Zone: 4 to 9.
Sun to Shade.
Mature size: 8 to 24 inches height; fast spreading, vine-like growth.
Extremely hardy, evergreen.
Dark green leaves in spring and summer and purplish red leaves in fall and winter. Dense, woody-stemmed, broadleaf trailing ground cover spreads as its many stems forms roots. Similar in habit to English ivy. Sparse greenish-white flowers may appear in June.
Sunny or shady area, Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' quickly forms a dense, weed-smothering ground cover or edger along paths or sidewalks, in containers, as a foundation planting or as an ivy-like climbing vine for covering walls, chimneys or fences. Excellent erosion control for slopes. One of the most popular evergreen ground covers. Perfect for large area coverage, hillsides and areas not easily accessed, as no shearing or other maintenance is required.
Eighteen (18) plants in 3.5 inch containers per flat (or tray).