This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This now well-known evergreen creeping plant is decided by Maxi-mowiez, in a recent paper published in St. Petersburg, to be only a condition of the common Euonymus japonica. This decision is startling at first thought, as the whole appearance and character is so very different from the common or broad-leaved Japan Euonymus.
But when we remember that the creeping fig of our greenhouses, Ficus repens, has recently been proved to be a condition of a great, broad-leaved form ; and that even our native burning bush, Euonymus Americanus, has a slender trailing condition, as well as makes a good sized bushy shrub, there is good reason to believe that Maximowicz is right. He says it will creep up trees to the height of twenty feet. On the grounds of the writer there is a plant which has already ascended some ten feet of a large cherry trunk. We endorse an opinion that it is an admirable creeping evergreen.