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Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

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Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') at Moana Nursery

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper foliage

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper foliage

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Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') at Moana Nursery

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  9 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Wintercreeper Euonymus

Description:

A supremely attractive vine or mounded shrub featuring pronounced white-variegated evergreen leaves; a feature color accent for almost any screening application, great in masses, will actually climb structures or can be grown as a shrub

Ornamental Features

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper 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 Wintercreeper 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.