SOLVED: groundcover

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

what is this? pink tones underside

Thumbnail by tiG
Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

Looks very familiar.. Could it be somekind of Hebe? (Hebe x andersonii?) Not sure, the leaves look a little different. But it could be ;)

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

could be Evert, but i think more likely Euonymus fortunei probably 'Variegatus'

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

So Euonymus was the other I was thinkig. With hairy flowers..

I agree with Euonymus fortunei - Silver Queen (as as variegatus) has that pink undertone to the leaves

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Yes, I went for Variegatus as that's more prostrate and fits with the description of groundcover. SQ grows to be a substantial shrub and i don't find it gets as pink as that either, though granted it is tinted.

I didn't realise there was a difference in the sub species and the cultivar Philomel. Thanks!

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Just spend too much time with my nose in Hilliers' catalogue LOL :)

I often visit the Hilliers arboretum nursery but I've never been round there LOL.

tiG This is a lovely little shrub I hope it does well for you

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

wow, y'all are good, I told DH you all would get it in no time:) thanks!

(Zone 6a)

It's more like a vine than a shrub, but you can prune it to make it look like a shrub...otherwise it start creeping off in every direction. Here's a picture of mine: http://www.pbase.com/image/1916301

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

Jon, that's a great pic, did you put it in the database?

(Zone 6a)

No, but I will :)

Durham, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

philomel - i think the tint gets stronger in the autumn/winter when the cold weather comes, must be something to do with the cold.

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Yes, it does, that's right Lilith
These forms used to be classified as E radicans - because they root along the stems. They use this to creep up anything nearby. When SQ is mature she really fills out and can become quite a sturdy shrub, particularly if you keep the straggly bits trimmed as hc says :)

Durham, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

i have the 'Emerald Gaiety' variety http://plantsdatabase.com/showpicture/3704/ and find mine gets a bit tinted in the winter, maybe you need some of our cold north east weather!

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