Botanical Name: Euonymus fortunei 'Variegated'
Common Name: Variegated Wintercreeper  
Plant photo of: Euonymus fortunei 'Variegated'
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Water Saving Tip:

Change spray sprinklers to low-flow bubbler or drip systems. Shrubs and trees are ideal candidates for this type of irrigation because the water is applied directly to the root zones.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen, Shrub, Vine


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green, White, Variegated


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Japanese, Tropical, Woodland


Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Walkways


Special Uses

Cascade, Filler, Hedge, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

Another variegated fortunei, with green foliage and silver white margins. Grows about 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Evergreen. Like other E. fortunei, it will climb if given support, though I think of this as more shrub-like than vine-like.
Not particular of soil type, except not tolerant of wet or boggy soils. Grows in full sun to full shade, and the less sun, the less water it needs. A good plant for dry shade areas. However, prolonged periods of drought can cause stress and increase susceptibility to white fly, scale, and aphids, so periodic irrigation is recommended. Do not use in riparian corridor areas as it can become invasive.