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Name: Jackie
NJ (Zone 6b)
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tinypiney
Nov 28, 2019 9:23 AM CST
This climbing vine is mixed in with English ivy but it doesn't resemble it at all, and the backs of the leaves are now turning red.


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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Nov 28, 2019 3:07 PM CST
That's Euonymus fortunei - Purpleleaf Wintercreeper.

A huge pest in much of eastern North America, it would be best to be rid of it - but it is a tenacious so-and-so. If you can keep it from climbing any of your trees, then it will be unlikely to flower, set seed, and reproduce itself even further.

Good luck with what you choose.
John
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Nov 28, 2019 3:43 PM CST
I know this as Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' (......commonly called Purple Wintercreeper)
Name: Jackie
NJ (Zone 6b)
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tinypiney
Nov 28, 2019 9:14 PM CST
Perfect, thank you! My yard is filled with invasives, but it helps to know what they are!
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Nov 30, 2019 4:45 PM CST
I would agree that if this were a purchased and planted specimen, that it would likely be one of the named (cloned from rooted cuttings) selections.

These - like most found growing "wild" - are probably all seedlings from bird droppings and thus are rightly called by the species name. It is an eternal battle to capture and pull these volunteer devils, as they will germinate anywhere within winging distance from established climbing individuals.
John

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