COMMON NAME Spindle Tree, Wintercreeper
TYPE mounding evergreen shrub or creeping and climbing woody shrub
GROWTH ENVIRONMENT full – sun to part shade in borders or woodlands
SOIL evenly moist well – drained soil
ZONE 5 – 9
SIZE 12” – 24” or 15’ as climber
FLOWER COLOR inconspicuous flowers develop into clusters of white berries
NARRATIVE Can be grown as a shrub and pruned to shape for shrubbery border. Can be allowed to sprawl on the ground where it will root readily and grow to great lengths. Usually grown for highly variegated green with white leaves. Protect from excessive cold winter winds. The woody tendrils will climb easily up into a tree or along a shady wall if well supported. Rabbit resistant. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.