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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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emerald gaiety wintercreeper can be invasive
Photo 4 of 13E. fortunei has demonstrated invasiveness in the Midwest, Northeast and South. Semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub with shiny green leaves with creamy white edges and bluish centers.

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper (4 of 13)

Plant in poor to average garden soil that is well-drained
Plant in full sun to moderate shade
Invasive
Height: 4 feet; Width: 4 feet, spreading
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8(9):
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; avoid exposure to salt; mulch heavily after first frost.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to moderate shade; mulch after first frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to moderate shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to moderate shade; mulch in fall; may not thrive in this zone.

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