General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Evergreen
Variegated
Broadleaf
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
Groundcover
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
Layering
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

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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: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-12
Location: Hidden Hills CA
Date: 2013-04-11
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-12
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-13
Location: Grand-Falls, N.B. Canada
Date: 2012-09-24
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: A. Barra
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-12
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-13
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: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-01

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2023-10-05
Location: Virginia
Date: 2017-10-09
Location: Grand-Falls, N.B. Canada
Date: 2012-09-24
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Comments:
  • 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.

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