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'
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
Characteristics & Attributes
Exposure: Partial Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun
Attributes: Mass Planting, Drought Tolerant, Evergreen, Erosion Control, Climbing, Ground Cover, Fast Growing, Winter Interest
Foliage Color: Burgundy, Green
Habit: Trailing, Creeping, Climbing
Season of Interest (Foliage): Fall, Winter
Soil Moisture: Average Water, Moist, Dry Soil, Well Drained Soil
Plants will be shipped semi-bare-root (with little soil) from December to April. As the plants are dormant (sleeping), it is perfectly safe to send them bare-root. Winter is the safest and the best time to ship plants.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.