Euonymus Fortunei Emerald Gaiety


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Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ is a popular, small, bushy evergreen shrub bearing rounded, lustrous green leaves with a white margin, tinged pink in winter. In May and June it bears clusters of insignificant, green flowers.

It makes excellent groundcover and also makes a good foil for more ornamental flowering shrubs. It can climb if planted against a wall and given support.

Grow Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ in moist but well-drained border in sun or partial shade. Cut back growth by one-third in the first spring after planting to encourage a bushy habit, and remove any plain green reverted stems whenever seen.

How to grow Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’?

Plant size: 100cm height 1.5m spread

Aspect: East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border: Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade

  • Hardiness: Hardy

  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

  • Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ and wildlife

  • Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ poisonous?

Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ can be toxic.