A prostrate Euonymus shrub that grows as a groundcover in the woodlands and starts leafing out very early in the spring, at the same time bloodroots and trout lilies are flowering. It may go unnoticed again until fall when the green foliage will turn into various shades of purple, and the fruits, orange to pink capsules, will split and expose 3 arilate orange seeds. They may look very attractive but are not edible.
Never seen it used in gardens, although is perfect for those dry, shady patches under older trees. It grows fast but doesn’t form a dense ground cover, allowing taller perennials to break through.
Germination: could not find any info, so I recommend fall sowing. Some Euonymus sp. require first a warm stratification; if this is the case, it will germinate only in the second year after sowing.