Euonymus 'Coloratus' - 10 Bare Root Plants
Euonymus 'Coloratus' - Purple Wintercreeper - is very well known, but under-rated. The purple leaf color intensifies in cold weather. It tolerates a wide range of environments, including heat, drought, and pollution. In other words, it will probably grow in your yard. Bare root plants are an economical way to get the coverage you need.
Name(s): Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus', Euonymus fortunei var. radicans, Euonymus radicans, Euonymus japonicus var. coloratus, Euonymus japonicus var. chinensis, Euonymus japonicus var. radicans, Purple Wintercreeper, Purple Winter Creeper.
Flower Color: White.
Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.
Foliage: Evergreen, glossy, turning purple in winter.
Height/Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches x 24 inches to 36 inches.
Climate Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Soil Condition: Moist, well-drained to dry, average to poor, pH 5.1 to 7.8.
Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant.
Uses: Massed planting, ground cover.
Comments: Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus', also known as Euonymus fortunei var. radicans, Euonymus radicans, Euonymus japonicus var. coloratus, Euonymus japonicus var. chinensis, Euonymus japonicus var. radicans and Purple Wintercreeper, is a very well-known ground cover. Though very well known, purple winter creeper is under-rated. Euonymus is a workhorse among ground covers.
Euonymus prefers moist, well-drained soil conditions in partial shade. But it is a hardy plant that thrives in USDA climate zones 5 to 9. It tolerates full sun, poor soils with a wide pH range in environments given to heat, drought, and pollution. In other words, it will probably grow in your yard.
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