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Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus')
|Deciduous Perennial in the Celastraceae Family
Commonly called Winter Creeper for good reason! This vine will grow anywhere you want it and some places you don’t. Its unique ability to shapeshift from vine to groundcover to bush makes it an excellent choice for stone walls, trellises, foundations, or other areas that look nice when covered with a “cascading effect” of evergreen Euonymus foliage. However, buyer beware: we do mean covered. This plant is an ambitious grower and will take over just about everything if you let it!
This plant comes in green/pink, white/green, green/yellow, several green and gold single tones, and two-tone green shades. It’s quite stunning when kept in check and extremely un-picky about growing conditions, so it’s a reliable and hardy choice for year-round color.
|6 - 9 inches tall. 12 - 36 inches wide.
|Partial Shade - Full Sun
|Medium - Wet
|4a - 9b
|Deciduous, Formal Garden, Full Sun, Good for Cottage Garden, Groundcover, Medium, Most Popular, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Perennial, Wet, Wet Site Tolerant
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Pricing and Availability History
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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at email@example.com. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!
Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.
Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.
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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.
Our goal is to bring as many plants together under "one roof" as possible, so we'll try hard to make it available again in the future!