Purple Winter Creeper

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Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


Purple Wintercreeper, Euonymus forunei 'Coloratus,' is a highly hardy member of the evergreen family. 

Hardy Planting Zone

Wintercreeper can be used on slopes, banks, or as ground cover. It's often used in gravel and rock gardens. It reproduces by spreading creeping stems wherever the roots are in contact with the ground. Seeds can be dispersed by animals or water.

Bloom Season and Color

 In general, Wintercreeper has shiny, oval leaves that grow early in the summer. In the fall, the leaves turn a reddish-purple. Blooms emerge in early summer and are small, greenish flowers. 

Height at Maturity

 Often used for cover on slopes and to reduce erosion, this climbing vine, when mature, can grow to a length of over 20 feet.

It can be trained to grow in the desired direction. Wintercreeper can grow to a height of 12 to 15 inches. Its spread can reach 24 to 36 inches.

Preferred Soil Type

 Wintercreeper can thrive in several types of soil, clay, chalk, sand, or loam. It prefers soil that is moist but drains well. Quite hard, it can grow in sild that is neutral, acid, or alkaline. The water needs for this plant are average.

Sun or Shade 

 When it comes to shade or no shade, Wintercreeper is very adaptable. This plant is popular because it does well in any amount of sunlight, full sun, shade, or partial sun.

Plant Description

 Purple Wintercreeper is distinguished by its dark green leaves that spread into a quickly forming, dense ground cover. It's ideal for smothering weeds and preventing erosion. It's one of the most popular evergreens for ground cover. 

 Since this vine is hardy, needs little attention, proliferates, and does well in many soil types and various states of sunlight, it an excellent choice for those who want a ground cover that requires little maintenance.

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