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Winter Creeper, also known as Euonymus forunei 'Coloratus,' botanically is a glossy-leaved ground cover, an evergreen climber, and a dense shrub.
If grown from seed, Winter Creepers will creep along the ground until it finds stable support, like a wall, fence, or tree trunk. Once Winter Creeper reaches full sun at the top of the support, they shift into their mature phase, bearing shrubby branches and large leaves, flowers, and fruit. Winter Creeper plants have different leaf sizes, growth patterns, and foliage colors. Young growth forms have small, dark green scallop-edged with lighter veins. When this plant matures, Winter Creeper leaves become much more significant. This plant bears small flowers that are followed by attractive light pink to orange-red berries.
Planting Winter Creeper takes planning since this plant requires suitably acidic, well-drained soil. It also needs a place to reach its full growth potential to form a weed-suppressing ground cover in just a few short months.
To plant Winter Creeper, you must:
Weed the site to remove all weeds and vegetation, then till the soil to a 12-inch depth. Remove sticks, rocks, or other debris after tilling. Plant Winter Creeper in the spring once the temperature has reached at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit. When planting from the Winter Creeper's original nursery containers, dig holes 24 inches apart and to the same depth as the container.
Plant your Winter Creeper in full sun or partial shade and avoid heavily shaded areas or places where water collects after heavy rainfall. Work in some acidic compost ( 2-inch layer) and water the bed, allowing the bed to drain overnight. Spread some mulch over the bed to keep your Winter Creeper plants moist. Plant staggered zigzag, allowing your Winter Creeper to grow more rapidly.
Stagger the planting holes in a zigzag fashion if you're planting a large area to help it fill in more quickly. Once the root balls are out of the nursery containers, squeeze the root ball to loosen its soil, then place the roots in planting holes, pushing soil in and around the roots. Then water your Winter Creeper plants to 3 inches to settle the soil.
Since Winter Creeper is an evergreen shrub with insignificant flowers, it usually needs no fertilizer. If you want to, you can fertilize Winter Creeper once a year in the fall, applying a small amount at least 2 inches from the plant's stems. Remove weeds while the winter creeper is establishing. Pull them by hand rather than applying herbicides since this can damage your Winter Creeper. Winter Creeper will add green and depth to your garden landscape all year.
Posted by Beth Millner on Apr 26, 2022
Terrific bare rooted plants
Posted by Dorothy Swinger on Apr 26, 2022
Posted by Dean Roberts on Apr 26, 2022
Very nice, bare rooted plants
Posted by Henry Botts on Apr 26, 2022
Beautiful creepers, I was very pleased
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.