Prostrate to mound-forming, vigorous evergreen shrubs have oval, toothed, dark green leaves. Cultivars vary in foliage color and variegation, form, climbing or creeping habit, and fall interest.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBest used as a groundcover, as it may suffer winter burn in cold climates. Highly invasive, spreading by bird-dispersed berries.
CareVariegated cultivars may need sun to enhance leaf color. Vigorous climber if given support or can be trained against a wall or tree.
PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings. Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame.
ProblemsCommon in euonymus: mites, scale insects, leaf miners, aphids, and mealybugs. Frequent: witches' broom, stem dieback, powdery mildew, and fungal spots.
- Genus : Euonymus
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs