Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei Blondy®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Blondy®
Cultivar name: 'Interbolwi'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Broadleaf
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP: 10424
Parentage: Sport of: Sunspot

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 5, 2012 9:37 AM

Named after Gus Bolwijn when he discovered it among his a batch of Euonymus 'Sunspot' liners he had growing.
A very hardy Euonymus that is sunburn resistant. It looks good year around and stays nicely mounded without sprawling, like many Euonymus do.

Blondy is tolerant of most soils, but does not like standing water. Does well with pruning that can be done anytime of the year, but fall is best.

Occasionally a solid green branch will appear. Just prune it out.

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