How to grow Euonymus fortunei

Euonymus fortunei growing shrub‎ of the genus Euonymus also known as Fortune’s spindle or Winter creeper, Euonymus fortunei perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for the colored leaves, can grow in temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

Leaves color green or red, can be variegate with white or yellow

Euonymus fortunei flower

Flower color green-yellow in cross shape, flowers are insignificant.

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How to grow Euonymus fortunei growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, if you want specific color of the leaves

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
60-120cm, 24-48 inches (2-4 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Cross shape flowers in green to yellow, flowers are insignificant

Scientific name:

Euonymus fortunei

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

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Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone