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Euonymus fortunei var. radicans

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Common wintercreeper, Euonymus, Wintercreeper
Cultivar(s):
Albo Marginatus , Aurea Marginatus , Coloratus , Emerald Beauty, Emerald Leader, Emerald Leader
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs, Vines
Comment:

Roots as it spreads; protect from winter sun and wind; formerly known as E. radicans; cold winds can "burn" foliage; can be grown as a ground cover; can get euonymus scale; juvenile and mature forms; moderate moisture; can get euonymous scale; variegated cultivars are available. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Description:
Deciduous or evergreen shrub with leaves opposite and simple; flowers small, 4-parted, greenish maroon; fruit a reddish, pink, ivory to yellow capsule splitting and showing orange-red seeds
Height:
5-15 ft.
Foliage:
1.5-2 in. shiny, leathery, dark green leaves; distinctly serrate
Flower:
Orange fruit
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types; average moisture
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Low-growing, wide-spreading mound
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions
Toxic Principle:
Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in mixed deciduous forests and low woodlands; weedy in disturbed areas around houses and buildings; land
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Climbing Method:
Aerial roots
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1549

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