Silver-Veined Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei 'Wolong Ghost'

Prominent white veins stand out on the narrow, deep green leaves for an unusual appearance on this strong-growing groundcover. Fills in large or small spaces in sunny borders or shady woodland gardens. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreIn Europe, Euonymous shrubs were known as spindle trees because their branches were cut and used for spindle cores in early textile manufacturing.
Average Size at MaturityA very prostrate groundcover 8 to 10 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasLow growing shade loving groundcovers are perfectly adapted to conditions under tree canopies. Use to create a carpet beneath a grove of birch or a mixed composition of needled evergreens and broadleaf deciduous trees. Excellent choice for sun starved north side gardens or where overhead structures limit exposure. A real problem solver beneath large older shrubs with "bare legs". A good erosion control choice for shaded cut slopes and banks.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis groundcover is ideal for beneath Nuccio's Bella Rossa Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Nuccio Bella Rossa'), Marge Miller Camellia, (Camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller') and cold hardy Winter's Fire Ice Angels Camellia, (Camellia hybrid 'Winter's Fire'). It's exceptional with Black Tulip Magnolia, (Magnolia x soulangiana 'JURmag1) and Wolf Eyes Dogwood, (Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes')

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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