Euonymus 'Coloratus' - 2.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 54 Plants)
Euonymus 'Coloratus' - Purple Wintercreeper - is one tough ground cover. It thrives in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. But it will survive full sun, poor soil, a wide pH range, heat, drought, and pollution. Purple color intensifies in cold weather. Plants in 2-1/2 inch pots are the way to go if you want both economy and faster coverage.
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 familiar evergreen ground cover. Though very well known, it 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. It is deer resistant, too. In other words, purple winter creeper will probably grow in your yard.
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