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Surespot Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei 'Surespot'

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Surespot Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Surespot') at Baseline Nurseries

Surespot Wintercreeper foliage

Surespot Wintercreeper foliage

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Surespot Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Surespot') at Baseline Nurseries

Surespot Wintercreeper

Surespot Wintercreeper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Wintercreeper Euonymus


A most interesting evergreen shrub which features a symphony of foliage colors; new growth is soft yellow in spring fading to light and eventually dark green over summer with a shot of yellow in the center; a versatile color accent for the garden

Ornamental Features

Surespot Wintercreeper has attractive yellow-variegated light green foliage which emerges yellow in spring on a plant with a spreading habit of growth. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn dark green in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. It produces pink capsules from mid to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Surespot Wintercreeper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Surespot Wintercreeper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Surespot Wintercreeper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
Fruit  Foliage Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features