Plant ID forum: Winter Creeper (Euonymus fortunei)

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Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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plantrob
May 30, 2015 8:37 PM CST
This little sapling is growing in a until recently unkempt part of the garden. I didn't plant it, so I assume it was a bird donation. Before I dismiss it, I'd like to know what it is. I'm thinking perhaps a wild form of Euonymus fortunei?
Thanks,
Rob

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 30, 2015 8:40 PM CST
It could be Euonymus fortunei.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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Swayback
May 30, 2015 10:08 PM CST
greene said:It could be Euonymus fortunei.


It is!
100% no doubt!
My advice would be a prompt execution!
No trial! He's guilty!
Unless you have your sprayers license, you can't spray it, crossbow will kill it with repeated treatment...
One that size, you can use a shovel and get it out.
You need to dig up a rather large area, to keep roots intact, then try to shake the soil loose so you don't lose it, and so the plant dies, it can reroot on the ground or in the compost heap with ease! I clean the soil off and hand them from tree branches! If you dig too close you'll break the roots up! And of course tiny pieces of root will re sprout from the spot next season...
You could dig it, have a lovely sense of satisfaction until a year or 2 down the road when you look over and the are is covered in the stuff!
They are seriously bad news!
They'll grip tight to trees and take on a different leaf form, and plant habit and structure, they bloom once the get in the air, if nothing's around to go up, they'll form a mat of vines and evergreen leaves than literally be 2-3' deep, it's scary to walk thru and near impossible to run in!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 31, 2015 5:51 AM CST
I agree with Swayback. It's a serious plant. Sometimes a 'gift' from the birds is not appreciated.

Hmmm, Confused crossbow; now there's a thought. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Ever looking for new plants to kill
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plantrob
May 31, 2015 7:57 AM CST
Why don't you tell me how you really feel, Swayback? Sticking tongue out
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Swayback
May 31, 2015 10:28 AM CST
plantrob said:Why don't you tell me how you really feel, Swayback? Sticking tongue out


FIRE! Burn it now!

:)

Seriously that wouldn't even kill it!

It's really rampant here and just so hard to fight... It covers and kills plants on the scale as kudzu, just slower, and evergreen...
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
May 31, 2015 10:32 AM CST
For sale at the local nursery:)

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