Winter Creeper,

Euonymus fortunei
Family Celastraceae

* Leaves thick, evergreen, toothed, elliptic, 1-3".
* Twigs green, squarish.
* Fruits reddish.
* Vines climb or spread by aerial rootlets.
* Height: 4-6" on the ground, 40-70' when climbing.

Natural History:
* Habitat: Often planted as an ornamental vine.
* Range: Eastern United States.
* Introduced from China in 1907.

* Winter creeper is prone to disease by anthracnose, aphids, and powdery mildews.

* It is often planted as a ground cover, a vine, a hedge, or on stone walls. At Wellesley, look for it along the path that runs between the Schneider tennis courts and Stone-Davis.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008