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Euonymus fortunei

'Kewensis'


Kewensis Wintercreeper Euonymus




            Mike's Opinion

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An excellent plant but must be planted where it can be seen. It is slow growing and patience is required until it forms a good patch. Partial shade and a little moisture during the summer will encourage good growth.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Celastraceae
Genus
Euonymus
Species
fortunei
Cultivar
'Kewensis'
Category
Woody
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
7b - 8a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5 (observed growing in a protected location in H7)
Temperature (°C)
-15 to -10
Temperature (°F)
5 - 15
Height
2.5 - 7.5 cm
Spread
Indefinite
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
June
General Description
Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis' or Kew Winter Creeper is a low-lying, trailing, evergreen with thick, dark green and distinctly veined leaves.
Landscape
Makes good ground cover in urban locations or in a naturalized area.
Cultivation
Tolerant of most soils except swampy or extremely wet conditions, full sun and heavy shade; pH adaptable. Snow cover or mulch over the winter is advisable. In optimal conditions, growth should be monitored as it can become invasive.
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Low growing with slender trailing stems. Leaves are small and evergreen with distinct veins and jagged margins.
Pests
A significant pest is Euonymus scale, a small sap-sucking insect that infests the stems and foliage. Must be treated. The best times to spray are in June and early September. Aphids may also be problematic. Possible diseases include crown gall, mildew, anthracnose and leaf spot.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Leaf Description
Ovate, to about 10 - 15 mm in length, dark green with pronounced, grey-white veins. Light green underneath.
Flower Description
Insignificant; green-white; sparse at best. More likely to flower if supported against a wall or other structure.
Propagation
By cuttings or rooted stems taken from the parent plant.
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