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Sungold Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei 'Sungold'

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Sungold Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Sungold') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Sungold Wintercreeper foliage

Sungold Wintercreeper foliage

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Sungold Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Sungold') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Sungold Wintercreeper

Sungold Wintercreeper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Wintercreeper Euonymus


An uncommon yet amazing mounded evergreen shrub which features brilliant golden leaves with a splash of green in the middle, very pronounced; a tough and showy color accent for almost any garden use

Ornamental Features

Sungold Wintercreeper has attractive green-variegated gold foliage on a plant with a round habit of growth. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain gold throughout the winter. It produces pink capsules from mid to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Sungold Wintercreeper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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

Sungold Wintercreeper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Sungold Wintercreeper will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 average home landscape 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
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