Emerald 'n Gold Euonymus

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The Emerald 'n Gold Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald n Gold') is an easy-care, colorful, small, low-growing broadleaf evergreen shrub that spreads nicely but is so simple to keep in check! Reads like your wish list for a modern front yard landscape, doesn't it?

With bright green leaves liberally edged in delicious gold, the Emerald 'n Gold Wintercreeper brightens your landscape despite the heat, cold, sun, or humidity! Tiny flowers appear in the spring that pollinators adore, even if they aren't that showy.

Friendly and fun, this is a carefree plant you won't have to worry about. It will look great for you year-round and develop a very attractive, deep blush color in fall through the winter. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9, these plants grow about 2 feet in height but can spread 3-4 feet wide!

Planting and Application:

Adding a splash of sunny color adds a tremendous amount of curb appeal. Plant in full sun for the best color and give it room to spread. Wonderful groundcover specimens and edging, you will have fuss-free alternatives to some more high-maintenance shrubs.

As a design idea, you might place a single Emerald 'n Gold Euonymus on either side of your front door or use it as the "spiller" in decorative planters. Plant them in a modern or colorful decorative container for a unique focal point!

Use it as a foundation planting to spotlight special architectural features without overwhelming your house. They'll perk up a tired foundation hedge or evergreen hedge as a facer plant to hide the bare leggy stems of older shrubs.

This is a complimentary color for hot pink, so consider planting a bright row to line a garden bed filled with pink varieties of Oso Easy® or Knock Out® Roses.

As a utilitarian workhorse, this year-round green and gold evergreen is ideal for erosion control on slopes and hard-to-mow hillsides, filling trickier areas with the hardiness that the Wintercreeper family boasts!

  • Beautiful, Variegated Green & Gold Foliage
  • Spreading Low-Growing Broadleaf Evergreens
  • Very Easy to Grow Year-Round Color
  • Pinkish Winter Color
  • Ideal Edging, Front Yard Landscaping, Container Spillers & Erosion Control

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant this absolute beauty in full sun and rich, well-drained soil for the best growth possible! 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 shrub back in the spring, either shearing or cutting off winter dieback. 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.

  • Best Color In Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune In Spring
  • Deer Resistant Shrubs
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance

Order your very own Emerald 'n Gold Euonymus Wintercreeper and make your life feel complete! You won't know how you ever lived without it! Find yours today at 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Emerald 'n Gold Euonymus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald n Gold'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Bright Green
Fall Color Evergreen, Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No