Posted by flaflwrgrl
(North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Oct 26, 2013 1:30 PM concerning plant:
This plant is native to east Asia, including Japan, Korea, China, and the Philippines. It is on the invasive lists in Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia. It is also listed as invasive in numerous US National Parks in Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Ohio, Alabama, and Tennessee.
It is recommended you DO NOT plant this! Not only does it spread vegetatively, but its seeds are also dispersed by water, as well as by animals.
Posted by ILPARW
(southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 25, 2019 5:46 PM concerning plant:
I've never seen the straight or mother species of this east Asian evergreen, woody plant, but there are a few different varieties and numerous cultivars, as it produces lots of sports. It can be a groundcover or a vine or a low shrub with vine-like extensions above or just a low shrub. There is a large number of various variegated low shrub forms that are commonly planted, and I can't think of those mutations as bearing any fruit. All forms can be attacked the white shelled Euonymus Scale insect that usually is deadly, and most types and cultivars by Crown Gall that is a soil bacterial disease that causes brown galls on stems near or along the ground. After experiencing this plant a number of years in many landscapes of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, I just don't consider this to be a good quality plant, and there are reports of the forms that can bear fruit of becoming invasive.