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Jun 6, 2015 9:59 PM CST
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Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei var. radicans 'Emerald Gaiety')
I bought some of these thinking they were for shade. I see the db says partial shade or full sun. If I plant them in mostly shade, what will they do? I don't mind if they stay smaller or do not grow as fast. But I don't want them to die of course. Does anyone have these in mostly shade?
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Jun 7, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Depends on the shade level. I've had some growing and expanding for years in full shade, forming a thick mat over time. Be warned though that they will want to grow up tree trunks. You might have to corral them with a trim every year.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Jun 7, 2015 9:56 AM CST
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I want them to grow up a chain link fence to hide it. I think it will get bright light, even though not direct sun for at least the last 1/2 of the day.
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Jun 8, 2015 6:21 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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I have this plant growing up a locust tree right next to a large maple. I would have to say it gets no direct sunlight . I does however grow slowly, most likely due to poor light.
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Jun 8, 2015 7:44 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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In bright shade, winter creeper can grow up to a couple feet per year or more. Not quite as fast as ivy.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Jun 8, 2015 9:55 AM CST
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Ok, that is great! Cinda, I have a few of these in full sun and they grow really slow for me, so I just assumed that was their nature.

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Jun 8, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Name: Cinda
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If yours are in full sun and mine in shade it must be their nature and not amount of light (always fun to learn something new) Thumbs up
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Jun 8, 2015 6:14 PM CST
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I have them in both sun and full shade under a large Bloodgood They just grow slower and the white is less pronounced, but they do fine.
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