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Date Photo Taken: March 24, 2011
Location: Locust Grove, Ga
Posted By: yardwkisfun


When we purchased this house a little over a year ago we were learning about the landscaping done by the previous owners. SO MUCH! Well, in haste we thought that this was a weed. So, we pulled up a few sections of this in our backyard. Come to find out; it serves as a barrier for the rain water. It’s located at the peak of inclines in our front and backyard. It goes dormant in the winter. The roots were so strong. We want to replace the sections that we mistakenly pulled up. Thank you!


  1. Lyle Unregistered says:

    This is Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei). It is quite aggressive. Chances are it will quickly fill in the areas that you pulled up.

    March 25th, 2011 at 3:22 pm
  2. Southern Garden Coach Master Identifier says:

    Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus coloratus). You can find it at most independent garden center as well as Pike Nurseries. It’s not as popular as it once was because it gets euonymus scale and doesn’t age well. Fertilize it now with something labeled for trees and shrubs, and feel free to fertilize all the other trees and shrubs in your new landscape right now also. If it has scale, and it probably does, treat with horticultural oil before the weather gets above 85F, I think. Also, the scale insects tend to go for the older growth, so shear it occasionally to keep it flush with new growth.

    March 25th, 2011 at 11:01 pm
  3. Lynn Unregistered says:

    Is it Wintercreeper?

    March 26th, 2011 at 8:42 am
  4. Quin Unregistered says:

    Thank you so much!!!!

    March 28th, 2011 at 12:11 am

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