Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

Emerald Gaiety wintercreeper

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Outstanding Qualities

The small evergreen leaves of this densely branched shrub are splashed a whimsical emerald green and snow white which brightens any shady spot, but especially dry woodland shade. In winter the foliage can be overlaid with a veneer of pink. The habit of ‘Emerald Gaiety’ is spreading in all directions from a central base becoming mounded or rounded. Placed near a wall or tree trunk the branches will clamber up somewhat, but don’t adhere or reach much more than five feet on its own.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: occasional to regular watering

Seasonal Interest: year-round variegated evergreen foliage

Culture Notes
Plant in full sun to light or open shade and water occasionally or regularly in more sun. The soil should be well-drained; sandy soils may require watering more often.