Plant of the Week: Wintercreeper
Wintercreeper (Euonymus Fortunei) is a fast-growing ground cover that is also able to climb fences and add an interesting vertical aspect to a yard. It’s widely & safely used in MA, however it is considered invasive in other parts of the country. Since it grows quickly, regular pruning may be needed to keep it within a certain area.
The Wintercreeper has leaves that are 1 to 2 1/2 inches long. They are silvery veined and have serrated edges and are considered a shrub-vine and is an evergreen.
How to care for wintercreeper:
Wintercreeper is one of those plants that so long as there is adequate drainage, it will thrive. This can live in full shade or full sun with no adverse effects.
Here are some benefits to pruning:
If using Wintercreeper for ground cover, meticulous pruning is needed to keep this plant from spreading out from it’s bed. If you are trying to remove this plant from your landscape, cutting at the base of the vine and letting the vine dry out while watching for new growth is the best practice.
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