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WINTERCREEPER, PURPLE

 

Euonymus fortunei ¡®Coloratus¡¯   (you-ON-eh-mus for-TUNE-ee-eye)

 Evergreen     Sun to part shade 8-12 Feet groundcover                               Spacing 12Feet

 

HABIT:  Evergreen groundcover, spreads by runners; reddish fall color that lasts through winter. Sun or partial shade is best exposure. Moderate water and fertilization. Establishes fast if planted properly with mulch applied after planting.

CULTURE:        Well-drained, well-prepared beds. Moderate water and fertilization requirements.

USES:              Groundcover for large areas.

PROBLEMS:     Scale occasionally.

NOTES:            Avoid E. radicans and other larger-leafed varieties. Native to China.

 


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