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Sarcoxie Wintercreeper

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Sarcoxie Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei ‘Sarcoxie’):A spreading, sprawling broadleaf evergreen vine with dark green leaves sporting white accents; can actually grow to be a large shrub or trained to climb structures; very versatile and adaptable, makes a great color accent

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
12 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Euonymus
Species:
fortunei
Cultivar:
Sarcoxie
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Wintercreeper Euonymus
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1

Ornamental Features

Sarcoxie Wintercreeper is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features abundant showy shell pink capsules from mid to late fall. It has attractive white-variegated dark green foliage. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Sarcoxie Wintercreeper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Sarcoxie Wintercreeper will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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