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Euonymus fortunei



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Euonymus fortunei
Wintercreeper euonymus

A large 3-dimensional clinging evergreen vine or low-growing groundcover that has a strong tendency to produce mutations, resulting in a host of selections, most of which are used as groundcovers. This vine-like plant is named after Robert Fortune, a plant collector. It is much like Hedera helix in that the adult form is the only one to flower.

Habit:Clinging vine supported by aerial rootlets, evergreen groundcover or small shrub
Size:40-70' (vine) or 4-6" high groundcover to 4-5' shrub
Color:Variable, but usually green to dark green, with some turning purple in winter
Texture:Medium-fine
Hardiness:Zone 4b to 6a USDA, depending on cultivar
Habitat:China
Family:Celastraceae

 
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