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Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’

Silver-veined Wintercreeper Euonymus

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & November
  • Height0.3m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitLow spreading or Mound
  • Flower ColourWhite (inconspicuous)
  • Leaf ColourDark green, white
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’ (Silver-veined Wintercreeper Euonymus). This evergreen, mat-forming shrub has dark green, narrow, oval leaves, with a prominent white central vein. White berries are produced in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Wolong Nature Preserve, Sichuan, China.

Interest and use

Ground cover, year-round foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This plant is naturally mat-forming, but can be trained on a support. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be attacked by caterpillars and some species are susceptible to mildew.

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