Zones: 4 to 9
Exposure: Sun to Shade
Height: 2′ to 4′ as a shrub; up to 60′ as a vine
Width: 4′ to 10′
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Greenish-white
Wintercreeper (Eonymus fortunei) is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that can also be grown as a ground cover or a vine.
With it’s variegated leaves that take on a pink tint in the winter, wintercreeper adds interest to your garden all year round.
It has insignificant greenish-white flowers in the spring but is usually grown for its foliage.
Euonymus fortunei is very easy to grow, tolerating drought and pretty much any kind of soil except bog conditions.
It requires pruning to maintain its size and shape since it can become invasive if left to its own devices.
This post was originally published on January 24, 2021 but was updated with new content on June 18, 2022.