Moonshadow (Wintercreeper) Euonymus

Variegated Foliage - Deep Green with Yellow Highlights

  • Vibrant Year-Round Color
  • Cold hardy into zone 4!
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • A Great Spreading Groundcover
  • Perfect for Planters with its cascading habit
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Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow' is a unique, variegated variety of wintercreeper.  This evergreen shrub is beautiful and bold.  This plant stands out in the landscape and begs to be noticed.

Deep green leaves appear to be kissed with a paintbrush smudge of yellow in the center.  This variegation is unique and hearty.  It adds a distinct look that is almost reminiscent of butterfly wings.  The Moonshadow is a great plant to add a bit of excitement to a subdued, existing landscape.  Only reaching 2 to 3 feet tall and up 5 feet wide at maturity this colorful shrub can fit in just about any spot.

The Moonshadow Euonymus is great for adding pops of color to mixed beds, low hedges, and borders.  For big, bold impact try this euonymus in mass plantings. This evergreen plant even looks beautiful in containers.  With its spreading and cascading habit the Moonshadow Wintercreeper makes a stellar groundcover too.  

This variety is cold hardy, even growing into zone 4.  Plant your Moonshadow Euonymus in full sun to part sahde.  These tough shrubs are adaptable to any soil that drains well.  Once established this shrub is drought tolerant. The Moonshadow Euonymus has excellent pest and disease resistance.  

Order your very own Moonshadow Euonymus or three today!




Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Semi
Fall Color Green
Botanical Name Euonymus fortunei 'Moonshadow'

How To Care for your new Moonshadow (Wintercreeper) Euonymus

Moonshadow Euonymus grows in full sun to part shade.  These hardy shrubs are adaptable to any soil that drains well.  After planting be sure to water deeply 1-2 times per week in order for this euonymus' roots to grow properly.  Once established this shrub is drought tolerant.  Watering is generally only needed in periods of extreme drought. Applying 2-3 inches of mulch will help protect the roots in extreme temperatures and keep the soil moist.  There is no need to prune this shrub.  If you prefer a manicured look, prune any time of the year.  Fertilize with a balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring.  If your soil is poor, fertilize in fall as well.  The Moonshadow Euonymus has excellent disease and pest resistance.


Landscape Ideas for your Moonshadow (Wintercreeper) Euonymus

The Moonshadow Euonymus is great for adding pops of color to mixed beds, low hedges, and borders.  For huge color impact try this euonymus in mass plantings.  This shrub performs well in containers...and it looks fantastic when planted on its own or with other plants!


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Euonymus Moonshadow
I admired Moonshadow in my neighbor's yard and looked it at several local nurseries. Only one had it and the plants looked somewhat stunted. I went online and found Planting Tree and ordered 2. They were more expensive but definitely worth it. They arrived in perfect condition and they look full and healthy with just the right coloring.
June 2, 2017
5 months ago
Plants arrived well packed and healthy. They add a lot of color to my garden.
June 12, 2017
5 months ago
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Makes an attractive ground cover in a shady area.
Stephen K on Jun 16, 2017
Saw it in a neighbor's yard and admired it.
Barbara P on May 26, 2017
Makes an attractive ground cover in a shady area.
Stephen K on Jun 16, 2017
Have one already and I liked it a lot
Louis D on May 31, 2017
Saw it in a neighbor's yard and admired it.
Barbara P on May 26, 2017
Have one already and I liked it a lot
Louis D on May 31, 2017
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