Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' Wintercreeper #3 12-15"
Deep, emerald green leaves edged in sparkling white are tinged with pink in winter. A mounding evergreen shrub with a dense, erect habit. Excellent for use in small clipped hedges and foundation plantings. Stems may root where they touch the ground, and if given support may be trained to climb.
Adaptable and easy to grow in average, well-drained soils; avoid poorly drained, soggy soils. Takes shade, particularly in hot climates. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Fertilize in early spring. Prune annually to shape.
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall in 10 yrs; 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide with age.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This hardy shrub is a cool mint color that is excellent for hot climates even though it is quite cold hardy. The fine texture and size of the plant makes for good hedges or screens. May grow into a natural orb or can be sheared into a formal hedge or simple topiary forms. Take advantage of its unique minty character and don't challenge it with hot-colored plants and flowers.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|