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Catalogue A# 2018-038
GPS 45D 43' 47" N / 108D 37' 22" W

Euonymus x fortunei

Common name: Wintercreeper 'Emerald Gaiety'

Origin: Eastern Asia

Location: Bear meadows-around well, nr. Wichitas, Eagle Habitat

Number in accession: 23

Staus: New medium sized spreading variety

Tree or Plant Type: Ground cover, Shrub, Vine
        Foliage: Evergreen (foliage year-round)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Container, Foundation, Massing, Mixed border, Patio/sidewalk
        Size Range: Medium plant (12-24 inches), Small plant (6-12 inches), Low-growing plant (under 6 inches)
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily), Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Creeping, Mounded, Vining
        Growth Rate: Fast
More Information:
Size and Method of Climbing (vine); method of spreading (ground cover)
6 to 12 inches high as a ground cover; up to 2 to 3 feet high as mounded shrubs; spreads 10 to 20 feet as a vine. 
As a ground cover it is a trailing-rooting ground cover.  Trailing-rooting ground covers have trailing stems that spread out from a central root system.  These stems spread out horizontally over the ground and can root where they come in contact with the soil.  New shoots will be formed at the point where rooting occurs.
As a vine, it is a clinging vine.  Clinging vines attach themselves directly to a surface by means of holdfasts (adhesive discs) or by small aerial roots.  This type of vine grows best on a flat surface, such as stone, masonry walls and wood.
Tree & Plant Care
Grows in full sun to dense shade. Tolerant of most soils except extremely wet.
This species has become invasive in some areas


Wintercreeper is a fast-growing, versatile ground cover, shrub or vine.  Many different cultivars are available.  Wintercreeper should be used with care as it is considered invasive in some locations.

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