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Need Help Identifying a Groundcover

Posted by sivyaleah Z6 NJ (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 08 at 13:00

My boss brought in a groundcover he needs identified. Kind of vinelike, grows upright, about 6 inches. Green leaves, with white towards the edges, a bit striated. Leaves are opposite each other in twos, relatively smooth edges and slightly pointed at the tip.

Looks like it might be a variety of vinca perhaps, but we both always thought vinca grew more "overflowing" like in baskets.

I tried looking at various plant databases, but wasn't having much luck since I really don't know which ones are particularly good as far as finding things by picture first.


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RE: Need Help Identifying a Groundcover

I had a euonymous fortunei 'emerald gaitey' that, when young, sounds a lot like your description.

Here is a link that might be useful: Google image search of Emerald Gaitey

RE: Need Help Identifying a Groundcover

You could look at google photos of variegated Vinca major, it can grow upright. Vinca minor is smaller and trails on the ground.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vinca major

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