Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus

{Picture of Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Groundcover
  • Scientific Name: Euonymus fortunei 'Colorata' Play audio of plant name
  • Parent: Euonymus fortunei
  • Related Cultivars:

    Euonymus fortunei 'Sarcoxie'
    Euonymus fortunei 'Vegetus'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 1-1 1/2'
  • Bloom Color: Not Applicable
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Partial shade to shade. Requires a protected site away from winter wind and sun.

  • Notes:

    An evergreen groundcover that turns purple-red in winter. May be trimmed for a more uniform appearance.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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