Perennials forum: Wondering how much shade these will tolerate?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 6, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety')
I bought some of these thinking they were for shade. I see the db says partial shade or full sun. If I plant them in mostly shade, what will they do? I don't mind if they stay smaller or do not grow as fast. But I don't want them to die of course. Does anyone have these in mostly shade?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jun 7, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Depends on the shade level. I've had some growing and expanding for years in full shade, forming a thick mat over time. Be warned though that they will want to grow up tree trunks. You might have to corral them with a trim every year.
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Frillylily
Jun 7, 2015 9:56 AM CST
I want them to grow up a chain link fence to hide it. I think it will get bright light, even though not direct sun for at least the last 1/2 of the day.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 8, 2015 6:21 AM CST
I have this plant growing up a locust tree right next to a large maple. I would have to say it gets no direct sunlight . I does however grow slowly, most likely due to poor light.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jun 8, 2015 7:44 AM CST
In bright shade, winter creeper can grow up to a couple feet per year or more. Not quite as fast as ivy.
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Frillylily
Jun 8, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Ok, that is great! Cinda, I have a few of these in full sun and they grow really slow for me, so I just assumed that was their nature.

Thanks!
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 8, 2015 10:06 AM CST
If yours are in full sun and mine in shade it must be their nature and not amount of light (always fun to learn something new) Thumbs up
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jun 8, 2015 6:14 PM CST

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I have them in both sun and full shade under a large Bloodgood They just grow slower and the white is less pronounced, but they do fine.

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