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Sunrise Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei 'Sunrise'

SKU
01920
Striking variegation is lemon yellow on young leaves, maturing to rich golden yellow against the deep green centers. Plant en masse for a bright, colorful groundcover or to line driveways and walkways. Highly resistant to Anthracnose leaf disease. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationyoo-ON-ih-mus for-TU-ne-i
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, low, spreading shrub; reaches 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA brightly variegated plant that makes dreary winter landscapes more cheerful. Makes a fine single specimen, but lower stature makes a fine barrier hedge inside existing gardens, or along the perimeter.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Hedge, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Weigela (Weigela); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Boxwood (Buxus)

Adaptable and easy to grow in average, well-drained soils; avoid poorly drained, soggy soils. Takes shade, particularly in hot climates. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Fertilize in early spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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