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Wolong Ghost Euonymus (Silver-Veined Wintercreeper Euonymus)

Euonymus fortunei 'Wolong Ghost'

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Prominent white veins stand out on the narrow, deep green leaves for an unusual appearance on this strong, reliable growing ground cover. Fills in large or small spaces in sunny borders or shady woodland gardens. Evergreen foliage turning with plum accents in winter. Year around interest. EASY TO GROW and WATER THRIFTY!

History
While species of Euonymus is native to Europe, this species E. fortunei was discovered in China by Robert Fortune. It was named for him and introduced to the west in 1860. With the current opening of China new forms are being found in the gardens there. This new plant was collected by George Ball from the Wolong Nature Preserve in Sichuan province, China and introduced by Heronswood Nursery, Kingston, WA

Lore
In Europe, Euonymous shrubs were known as spindle trees because their branches were cut and used for spindle cores in early textile manufacturing.

Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,000 ft.

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Description Prominent white veins stand out on the narrow, deep green leaves for an unusual appearance on this strong, reliable growing ground cover. Fills in large or small spaces in sunny borders or shady woodland gardens. Evergreen foliage turning with plum accents in winter. Year around interest. EASY TO GROW and WATER THRIFTY! History While species of Euonymus is native to Europe, this species E. fortunei was discovered in China by Robert Fortune. It was named for him and introduced to the west in 1860. With the current opening of China new forms are being found in the gardens there. This new plant was collected by George Ball from the Wolong Nature Preserve in Sichuan province, China and introduced by Heronswood Nursery, Kingston, WA Lore In Europe, Euonymous shrubs were known as spindle trees because their branches were cut and used for spindle cores in early textile manufacturing. Hardy to -30°F Maximum Elevation: 6,000 ft.
Mature Size (generic) SHRUB (Under 2')
Foliage Color Green-White Vareigated
Fall Color Subtle
Features Grown For Attractive Foliage, Boxwood • Euonymus & other Broadleaf Evergreens, Winter Interest
Growth Rate Fast
Light Needs Full Shade, Partial Shade, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Full Sun
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7
Water Needs Low, Moderate
Mature Height 8-10 inches
Mature Width 2-3 ft.
Name Wolong Ghost Euonymus (Silver-Veined Wintercreeper Euonymus)

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