Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Gold Splash® Euonymus

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Does your landscape need a "pick me up"? If you want a versatile, consistent workhorse with a ton of style and personality, take a look. Don't worry, this is an easy-care plant that gives and gives without asking much in return!

Trust Proven Winners® to develop a really improved variety of evergreen shrubs! it works hard to provide interest! Gold Splash® Euonymus Shrub (Euonymus fortunei 'Gold Splash') really does make a splash in the landscape! The round, green leaves have a bright gold variegation that stands out year-round. This is an unusual broad-leaved evergreen with reliable color and hardiness.

The big round leaves are edged with a thick golden-yellow band. The color is very stable and reliable through sun, heat, and humidity! One of the hardiest of landscape shrubs, this is a versatile choice for most home landscapes. It stands out from the crowd and has far more impact than older varieties.

This plant has been field-tested by the Proven Winners® team for years. Gold Splash® is very hardy, reliable, and will handle winter cold without a second thought. You can count on this plant to perform beautifully in your garden for years and years. Hardy throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9, this lovely little shrub grows just 2 feet tall and wide.

Planting and Application:

Gold Splash® remains green and gold all winter long and is accented by its compact size! It fits well into even tight spaces! It tolerates shearing well. People use this colorful beauty in place of a Boxwood hedge to bring more texture and give a fresh bright gold twist to define a formal garden.

Use it in a wide variety of ways, including low hedge plantings, mass plantings, in mixed borders, and more. People love the bold look of this glowing golden plant when used as a striking hedge edging your walk or fence! Gold Splash® Euonymus matures at a compact size, which makes it an excellent modern foundation plant. It can be grown in either a formal, clipped hedge or left to grow in its natural form.

Gold Splash® also works well when planted in a row of specimen plants that stand alone as individual small shrubs.

If you like a cheerful look, pair it with other golden plants. Try gold-toned Hostas, Goldflame Spirea, or the varieties of Japanese Forest Grass. It coordinates beautifully with yellow flowering shrubs like Forsythia or Kerria. Or, go for a more dramatic look with a dark-colored Barberry, Black Mondo Grass, Spilled Wine Weigela, or Black Beauty Elderberry!

Try underplanting a wine-colored foliage plant like a Japanese Maple tree with a ring of Gold Splash® as a focal point around the canopy. You'll love the color contrast and ease of maintenance. Complementary blue and purple flowering plants would appreciate the visual lift with this edging plant at their feet. Imagine a long row of The Original Endless Summer® Hydrangea or Russian Sage lined with a dazzling ribbon of Gold Splash® all along the base. You would never grow tired of it!

Use these tough plants as a mass planting in open sunnier beds and embankments. It would be so much easier and safer than mowing. And how nice to see bright colors every time you look out your window! Plant a short, tight hedge with plants 2 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Gold Splash® is excellent for mass plantings. Plant in a checkerboard pattern from 2 feet to 3 feet apart to easily and quickly cover a large amount of ground. You'll love the sunny splash of bright color. Don't forget to include some near your Rock Garden as an accent, too.

The phenomenal variegation on this evergreen makes it a bold ornamental that belongs at your entrance walkway or patio all year round. Use this as a compact "Filler" in your mix of container plants at your entrance or patio. A vibrant two-tone shrub also makes a fabulous mixer in large container gardens. Be sure to clip some of the bright foliage to include in your cut flower arrangements!

  • Stunning Golden/Green Variegated Foliage
  • Colorful Broad-Leaved Evergreen
  • Compact & Low Maintenance
  • Maintains Color All Year Long
  • Great Container Plant, Edging & Facer Plants, Mass Planting & Year-Round Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This tough plant is tolerant of most soils, except extremely wet soil. It will do best in full sun, but the cheerful variegated foliage maintains its color even with partial shade. The variegation is very color-fast, and the plant has excellent disease resistance.

Give it moderate water for best results and be sure to water regularly during times of extreme heat. However, Euonymus can be drought-resistant once established. As always, these Wintercreepers appreciate a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to keep moisture in the soil better and insulate the roots.

Live in Zone 5? Prune off any branch tips that display winter damage in spring. Simply clip those brown tips before the plant really starts to put on its new growth! 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.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Prune In Spring
  • Virtually Pest & Disease-Free & Deer Resistant
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring

Make an impact in the landscape with the bright bold variegation of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Gold Splash Wintercreeper Euonymus. Order 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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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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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Gold Splash® Euonymus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Euonymus fortunei 'Gold Splash'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Foliage Color Green with Yellow Edge
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring