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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub or Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Green in Summer

Foliage

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

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

spindle 'Emerald Gaiety'

Family

Celastraceae


Euonymus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, often with fine autumn colour, and small flowers followed by colourful fruits

'Emerald Gaiety' is a small, bushy evergreen shrub, but climbing if planted against a wall. Leaves rounded, with an irregular white margin, tinged pink in winter; rarely flowers

Synonym(s)

  • Euonymus fortunei EMERALD GAIETY
  • Euonymus 'Gaiety'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Hedging/Screens, Wall-side Borders or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

May be attacked by caterpillars and scale insects

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews and a leaf spot