Tricolor Wintercreeper

Euonymus x fortunei 'Tricolor'

Colorful, glossy green and cream foliage takes on pink hues as the weather cools, adding beauty to the fall and winter garden. Creates a dense mounded shrub, excellent for a hedge or border. Highly adaptable to poor soils and urban pollution, and drought tolerant when established. Evergreen.
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5 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical Pronunciationyoo-ON-ih-mus for-TU-ne-i
Average Size at Maturity1-3' H x 3-4' W
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Easily grown in average soils. Check water often until established. Mulch to conserve soil moisture. Shelter from harsh sunlight and winter winds. Apply a controlled-release fertilizer in spring. Shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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