||Wintercreeper Euonymus, Purpleleaf Wintercreeper|
||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
||The species has opposite, evergreen leaves, usually 1-2" long. This particular variety has deep glossy green leaves that turn plum-purple in the winter.|
||4 to 6" if used as a groundcover but can scramble 40 to 70' when placed on a structure.|
||Zone 4 to 8 and 9; not happy in Zone 4 unless provided snow cover or winter shade. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
||Evergreen groundcover or high climbing, true clinging vine; many of the adult types make 1.5 to 3' mounding woody evergreen shrubs.|
||Only on adult types; perfect, greenish white, 4-parted, June - July.|
|Diseases & Insects:
||Anthracnose, crown gall (bacterial disease of considerable importance), leaf spots, powdery mildews, aphids, thrips, and scales.|
||Multitudinous depending on cultivar; groundcover, vine, wall cover, low hedge, massing and groupings; tremendous variation occurs as a result of vegetative mutations.|
||Transplants readily; tolerant of most soils except swampy, extremely wet conditions; pH adaptable.|
||Pinch or shear back the tips of new plantings for several years to promote bushiness.|
||In the spring and late fall, add fertilizers rich in phosphorous in nitrogen.
||Start at the farthest away area and plant the 'groundcover' evenly and outwards (like painting yourself into a corner). Water well, and remember to water regularly until they have started to grow.