Invasive Plant Factsheet: Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

Also known as Climbing Euonymus, this woody evergreen vine was introduced from China in 1907 as an ornamental ground cover, and it is still commercially available. Now forests are being degraded by its rapid spread as it smothers wildflowers and overtops trees. It is reported as invasive throughout most of the eastern United States including Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia.

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Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

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