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Will this ground cover choke out the shrubs

Groundcover

Q&A

I have a corner that was looking very bare. I planted a viburnum and two burning bushes, but they’re all still small. A friend gave me starts of I assume some kind of viney euonymus. The euonymus has taken off like crazy and now I’m wondering if it will be harmful to the smaller shrubs. Should I be pulling the vines out next spring, or can they all live together happily ever after? - Suzan

Comments

  1. 2 years, 7 months ago

    Suzan, I need to be very blunt. I would get rid of it all now. Don’t wait until spring. It is fast growing, will quickly take over, climb trees, houses,etc. In other words, as I think you suspect, wintercreeper euonymus is very, very invasive.

    Keep your friend, but not the euonymus.

    Carole Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

  2. 2 years, 7 months ago

    Carole is right it will choke out your shrubs. Dennis Johnson County Extension

  3. 2 years, 7 months ago

    Thank you. It got pulled out this afternoon. I guess it was just too good to think the bare corner would get filled in one summer. :)

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