Vegetus Euonymus

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Wintercreepers are incredibly adaptable and versatile plants that thrive in an insanely wide range of conditions and climates! The Vegetus Euonymus (Euonymus radicans 'Vegetus') is a broadleaf evergreen vine, spreading groundcover or shrub depending on your landscape needs!

Vegetus Euonymus is an incredibly versatile plant. You can train it into a large shrub, leave it as a groundcover or even urge it into a climbing vine. The small, elliptical leaves are evergreen with a thick texture and matte green color.

Green-tinted, pollinator-friendly white flowers appear in summer followed by pretty pink capsules in mid-fall. A profusion of orange-red berries appears in autumn and lasts into winter, attracting birds and wildlife. This bushy, Asiatic twining shrub for USDA growing zones 5 to 9, it's a versatile and adaptable plant.

Planting and Application:

Use Vegetus as facer plants and year-round green low-growing fringe around your trees and larger shrubs, adding a finishing touch to your design! You won't have as much trimming to do when you mow the lawn or worry about weed wacker or mower damage on your tree's trunks.

Gorgeous as either a formally sheared or naturally fluffy shrub, use Vegetus as a low hedge for defining garden beds or as edging, even as evergreen facer plants that hide the bare leggy stems of larger trees and shrubs. Widely becoming an easy alternative to Boxwood shrubs because of their low-maintenance fuss-free nature.

Able to climb up anything that is available, you'll enjoy the vertical greenery that hides ugly eye sores and rambles down retaining walls and hard-to-mow hillsides. Place one near an arbor or fence and let it become a living decoration that's attractive even in winter!

Fantastic erosion control on steep slopes, and lush green groundcover over large patches of bare ground throughout any sunny site without fading or faltering. Slower growing than the rest of the family, these plants are the epitome of low-maintenance year-round greenery!

  • Matte Green Versatile Plant
  • Hardy Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Flowers & Berries For Pollinators & Songbirds
  • Formal & Informal Gardens & Containers
  • Adaptable to Vine or Shrub Form, Erosion & Vertical Greenery

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Vegetus Euonymus is tolerant of both hot climates and cold hardy as well. It does well in full sun and in most soils and even tolerates city and coastal conditions. Moderate moisture needs when newly planted, Wintercreepers can be drought-tolerant once established. Appreciating mulched roots, Vegetus can be pruned anytime and into almost any shape.

These shrubs are salt-tolerant, that thrive through roadside 'hell strips', or in coastal areas without problems! Urban-pollution tolerant, there are few places where these hardy shrubs won't grow!

  • Thrives in Full Sun
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Easy to Maintain - Prune In Spring
  • Deer Resistant, Easy Care & Low Maintenance

A versatile plant that you can use almost anywhere, Vegetus Euonymus Wintergreen is a plant that will always be an asset to your yard! Order yours now at Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Vegetus Euonymus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus radicans 'Vegetus'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Matte Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring