Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

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Gone are the days of single-colored evergreen shrubs! Sometimes known as Wintercreeper, Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') is the perfect accent to the colorful perennials already decorating your garden! This elegant broadleaf evergreen brightens your landscape without needing any extra care or fuss!

One look at this shrub is all it takes to see why it's a winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit, given by the Royal Horticultural Society! The center of each leaf is a deep, dark green surrounded by white edges.

As the name implies, this shrub is sure to bring you no small amount of happiness! These leaves are stunning all year long but as winter approaches, they put on a special show and take on a lovely pink tinge. They're just getting ready for the most festive time of year!

Emerald Gaiety, which is native to China, Japan, and Korea, will grow densely into an erect mound. They become a showy work of art! Those glossy green leaves can be the backdrop for the petite white flowers in the summer, but quite honestly the foliage is the main attraction of this specimen! Your local pollinators will enjoy the tiny blooms regardless!

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, holding its color in heat, sun, and humidity. Growing into 2-4 foot tall and 3-4 foot wide cheerful year-round shrubs!

Planting and Application:

There are so many ways to incorporate this vivacious little shrub into your garden or landscape. You could plant one or two in your perennial garden. The variegated greens on Emerald Gaiety's leaves make wonderful accents to the bold colors of Roses and Peonies it may grow near.

Ring a tree or large shrub in these cheerful spreading shrubs as a bright fringe that finishes the look of the planting! Wonderful facer plants, hide the bare lower leggy stems of older shrubs and trees! Try adding a few to the sides of your house and take your foundation plantings to the next level!

Take a rather dull-looking fence segment, or a tired evergreen hedge and transform it into an eye-catching patio backdrop with a row of Emerald Gaiety planted at its base. Enclose a garden planting with a low hedge of trimmed or sheared Wintercreeper for year-round borders around your plantings to create a formal effect, working as a great alternative to sometimes troublesome shrubs!

These also work fantastic planted on inclines. Not only will it look beautiful, it'll also help with erosion control! Spreading and rambling, these Wintercreepers can form colonies that hold soil and transform a hard-to-mow hillside into a picturesque landscape feature in no time!

Even a container or planter with an Emerald Gaiety planted as its feature with a ring of spillers or small annuals becomes a stunning accent on a container garden, or in a balcony or patio area!

  • Stunning Variegated Green & White Leaves
  • Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs Or Groundcover
  • Pinkish-Tinged Foliage in the Winter
  • Excellent for Foundation Planting, Prevents Soil Erosion & Containers
  • Garden Merit Award Winner

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus is really quite easy to care for. They don't ask for much and aren't picky about when they like to be pruned. Simply plant them in full sun and some well-drained soil. Yes! Emerald Gaiety care is that simple! In fact, this shrub will even tolerate partial shade! Adding a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch at the base helps keep moisture levels even. It seems the only thing that really upsets Emerald Gaiety is having wet feet in soggy soil!

You can prune your Emerald Gaiety shrub back whenever you'd like, but a spring pruning for shearing or to cut off winter dieback, and to whatever shape suits you best. It'll grow back better than ever. It's the epitome of low maintenance! Give shrubs in zone 5 a good anti-desiccant and a good drink in the fall to keep them from drying out throughout the winter.

  • Easy to Care For In Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune In Spring
  • Deer Resistant

Adding this easy-to-grow shrub to your garden is a great way to add texture and character! Whether you choose to let it grow naturally across the ground or test your skills as a gardener and train it up a wall, Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper Euonymus is the shrub for you! Order yours today from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Emerald Gaiety Euonymus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Greenish White
Fall Color Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No