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Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'

Purple Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortuneii 'Coloratus' is an evergreen, trailing groundcover with 1 1/2" - 2", green, oval shaped leaves.  Commonly known as Purple Wintercreeper because the leaves turn burgundy in the Fall.  Stems root along nodes.  Excellent for erosion control.  Rapid growth habit.  Tolerates any well drained soil conditions.  It is drought tolerant once established.  Best used as a ground cover for large, hard to cover areas. It is a tough ground cover that will grow in most any condition.  Euonymus Coloratus will climb.  Useful to cover low walls.  But not a good choice for a groundcover in beds with shrubs due to its climbing nature.  Easily kept off trees when maintained.  A good early Spring pruning improves appearance and maintains its ground cover quality.  Can be pruned again mid season if needed.  Mature height up to 2', spread 3', climbs 20'

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  • Full Sun to Shade
  • Tough Ground Cover
  • Leaves turn Burgundy in Winter
  • Best used in areas where it can be managed.
  • Keep pruned to 8"-12" for best ground cover look
  • Use for large hard to cover areas.
  • Height: 24 Inches
  • Spread: 2-4 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
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Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Ground Cover
Fast Growing
Winter Interest
Foliage Color
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Dry Soil
Well Drained Soil
Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei Coloratus from Classic Groundcovers