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Cultural Details for Euonymus fortunei 'Ivory Jade'

Common Name:
Ivory Jade Wintercreeper Euonymus

Growth Rate:
Fast, low spreading habit

Average Mature Height:
2-3'

Average Mature Width:
6'

Flower Details:
Perfect, greenish white, 4-merous, 0.25 diameter, June-July, not showy

Fruit Details:
Dehiscent capsule, .33"diameter, usually pinkish to reddish color which opens to expose seeds which have an orange aril October-November

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Anthracnose, crown gall, leaf spots, powdery mildews aphids, thrips, and scales. Most Euonymus fortunei cultivars were removed from Boone County Arboretum due to recurrent scale infestation.

Native Habitat:
China. Introduced 1907

Other Features:
Large, rich green leaf with ivory margin

Culture and Care:
Extremely easy to culture, container-grown and transplants easily; tolerant of most soils except swampy wet conditions

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 83

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu