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Green Beauty Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei 'Green Beauty'

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Green Beauty Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Green Beauty') at Dammann's Garden Company

Green Beauty Wintercreeper foliage

Green Beauty Wintercreeper foliage

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Wintercreeper Euonymus

Description:

A spreading broadleaf evergreen shrub with attractive and very glossy emerald-green foliage; has an upright and spreading habit, use in the garden as a color accent or for a bold mass planting

Ornamental Features

Green Beauty Wintercreeper has attractive emerald green foliage. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain emerald green throughout the winter. It produces orange capsules from mid to late fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Beauty 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.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Green Beauty Wintercreeper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Green Beauty Wintercreeper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 typical garden 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features