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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Surprise' (Spindle 'Emerald Surprise')

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 Surprise'

Other names

Spindle 'Emerald Surprise'

Genus

Euonymus Euonymus

Variety or Cultivar

'Emerald Surprise' _ 'Emerald Surprise' is a bushy, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves edged in yellow.


Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Surprise' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Climbing, Small

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Bright-yellow, Green in Spring; Green, Bright-yellow in Summer; Green, Bright-yellow in Autumn; Pink, Green, Bright-yellow 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 Surprise' (Spindle 'Emerald Surprise') 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Surprise'

Other names

Spindle 'Emerald Surprise'

Genus

Euonymus Euonymus

Variety or Cultivar

'Emerald Surprise' _ 'Emerald Surprise' is a bushy, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves edged in yellow.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Climbing, Small

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Bright-yellow, Green in Spring; Green, Bright-yellow in Summer; Green, Bright-yellow in Autumn; Pink, Green, Bright-yellow 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 Surprise' (Spindle 'Emerald Surprise') 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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