General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 6 feet (1.5-1.8m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Bright olive green with bright white margins.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Resistances: Pollution
Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are toxic.
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP 1,960 (Expired)
Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Sport of: Emerald Pride
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Wintercreeper
  • Wintercreeper Euonymus
  • Winter Creeper

Photo Gallery
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2014-05-29
 6:25 pm. pm. Fresh spring growth is a lovely Emerald green.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2013-10-22
 1:40 pm. In the fall there is a pink tinge to the leaves.
Location: Hidden Hills CA
Date: 2013-04-11
Location: Grand-Falls, N.B. Canada
Date: 2012-09-24
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: A. Barra
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Grand-Falls, N.B. Canada
Date: 2012-09-24
Love the varigated leaves of this plant.
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-24
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-01
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-13
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-13
Location: Grand-Falls, N.B. Canada
Date: 2012-09-24
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image

  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Oct 12, 2013 11:03 AM concerning plant:
    Feed before new growth begins in the spring. Shear to shape.
  • Posted by Ziggy (N.B. Canada - Zone 3b) on Sep 24, 2012 3:18 PM concerning plant:
    The leaves of this Euonymus will have a pink hue in the fall. I have two tags for this plant, one says zone 4, and the other says zone 5. But with my microclimate, I am able to grow plants from zone 5.

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dormantsrule and is called "Spring"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.