Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

Variegated Wintercreeper
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

4-5′ x 3′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium Water

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Desert Condition, Fall Color, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones


Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ is a compact bushy shrub and is considered to be a moderate grower. It can reach to 2 to 3 ft. in about 10 yrs. At full maturity it will reach 4 to 5 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ will be a climber if it is supported. The deep green leaves are edged in sparkling white and tinged with pink in the winter. The leaf form is oval it is “toothed” and is evergreen. The flowers are not very showy. They are greenish-white and appear in the early summer. The fruits come in the fall. They are white capsules that expose bright orange seeds. Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including high moisture. It will not do well in swampy conditions however. Plant Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ in full sun to part shade. It makes a great hedge plant but it needs regular water: at least weekly or more often in extreme heat.

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