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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' (Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Other names

Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety'

Genus

Euonymus Euonymus

Variety or Cultivar

'Emerald Gaiety' _ 'Emerald Gaiety' is a compact, bushy evergreen shrub, climbing when planted against a wall, bearing rounded, dark green leaves with irregular, creamy-white margins, flushed pink in winter. Rarely flowers.


Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Climbing, Small

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Green, White in Spring; White, Green in Summer; White, Green in Autumn; White, Pink, Green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Scale insects Caterpillars , Scale insects

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' (Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Foliage only, Ground Cover, Instant, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Other names

Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety'

Genus

Euonymus Euonymus

Variety or Cultivar

'Emerald Gaiety' _ 'Emerald Gaiety' is a compact, bushy evergreen shrub, climbing when planted against a wall, bearing rounded, dark green leaves with irregular, creamy-white margins, flushed pink in winter. Rarely flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Climbing, Small

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Green, White in Spring; White, Green in Summer; White, Green in Autumn; White, Pink, Green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' (Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Foliage only, Ground Cover, Instant, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' shown here with Carex - Evergold as contrast in both foliage and colour (21/03/2012)

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