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Scientific Name: Euonymus fortunei
Pronunciation: you-ON-ih-mus fore-TYOO-nee-eye
Common Name: wintercreeper, winter creeper
Family Name: Celastraceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Low shrub or creeper (quick to form adventitious roots); leaves opposite, elliptic to oval, finely toothed, dark green, 2-6 cm long x 1-3 cm wide; fruit spherical, < 6 mm, white capsules with orange arils (seeds; fruit absent in some cvs.).
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 1 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Dense
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (Leaves oval, toothed, dark green; flowers clusters of cymes; fruit white/orange arils, <6mm.)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Ground cover, Mixed shrub border, Sheared hedge, Small garden/space, Winter interest (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars on campus include Euonymus 'Emerald 'n Gold', E. ‘Emerald Gaiety’, E. ‘Gold Spot’, and E. 'Interbolwji'.
wintercreeper, winter creeper
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Green-yellow, Yellow, Nearly White, depends on cv.
Colour in Fall: Green, Green-yellow, Bronze, Nearly White
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Not showy, White
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Orange, Red
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy, Accessory tissue

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots
Pest Susceptibility: Anthracnose, Galls, Scale insects, Wood deformity, ( Drought resistant )
(NRY) NuRserY : cvs. Emerald Gaiety, Interbolwji
(ONE) Overpass North side East : cvs. Emerald 'n' Gold, Emerald Gaiety, Gold Spot
(ONW) Overpass North side West : cvs. Emerald 'n' Gold, Emerald Gaiety
(PPL) Pine PLanting : cv. Emerald n Gold
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