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Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

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Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') at Chalet Nursery

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus foliage

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus foliage

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Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') at Chalet Nursery

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  1

Other Names:  Wintercreeper Euonymus

Description:

An attractive mounded shrub featuring pronounced white-variegated evergreen leaves that become tinged with pink in the winter. great in mass

Ornamental Features

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus has attractive white-variegated dark green foliage. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. It produces pink capsules from mid to late fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features