Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'
Pronunciation: yoo-ON-ih-mus for-TU-ne-i ko-lo-RAH-ta
|Description||Ivy-like growth makes this an outstanding evergreen groundcover or low, spreading shrub. Deep green foliage turns a beautiful, rich plum color during the cool season. Tolerates some shade, particularly in hot climates. Will climb nearby structures or walls.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate, wide-spreading to 2 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Design Ideas||This is perhaps the most cold-hardy and durable groundcovers and one of the few that offers an autumn show. May double as a vine climbing up fences and screens. Also offers great erosion control on slopes and banks, plus it spills off raised planters and retaining walls like molten lava.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Vinca (Vinca); Hosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Pachysandra (Pachysandra); Foam Flower (Tiarella)|
|Care||Adaptable and easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Avoid poorly drained, soggy soils. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster fill. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed in early spring. Prune annually to shape.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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