Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety
Japan, Korea and China
Euonymus fortunei, commonly called wintercreeper euonymus, is a dense, woody-stemmed, broadleaf evergreen to semi-evergreen plant that comes in a variety of forms. It may appear as a trailing ground cover, a mounding shrub or a climbing vine.
Emerald Gaiety’ is a variegated, shrubby form with a spreading habit that typically grows to 3-5’ tall over time. It is erect and densely branched, featuring rounded glossy deep emerald green leaves (to 1 3/4” diameter) with irregular but attractive creamy white margins. Leaf margins acquire pink tones as winter approaches. Greenish-white flowers are sparse, and sometimes do not appear. If given support, ‘Emerald Gaiety’ can be trained to climb.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates significant amounts of shade. Also tolerates a wide range of soils and soil conditions, except for wet ones.
Established plants tolerate some drought. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime
Extremely versatile, Euonymus fortunei may be used as a low hedge or as a foundation plant. With support, it will climb vigorously and is ideal trained against a shady wall.