Elegant Evergreen Emerald Gaiety Euonymus
- Garden Merit Award Winner
- Stunning Varigated Green and White Leaves
- Evergreen Leaves Tinge Pink in the Winter
- Easy to Care For
- Can Be Trained to Climb
- Excellent for Foundation Planting
- Plant to Prevent Soil Erosion
- Deer Resistant
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!
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.
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 and in a uniquely irregular habit. Each shrub will look slightly different than the last simply due to the seemingly random directions it grows in.
Those glossy green leaves can be the backdrop for petite white flowers in the summer, but quite honestly the foliage is the main attraction of this specimen!
As the name implies, this shrub is sure to bring you no small amount of happiness! Order an Emeral Gaiety Euonymus from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today!
How to Use Emerald Gaiety Euonymus in the Landscape
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.
Try adding a few to the sides of your house and take your foundation plantings to the next level!
While, this isn’t technically a climber, with a little bit of extra attention you can train Emerald Gaiety Euonymus to crawl up just about any surface with purchase. Think of how pretty it would look climbing some bring on the side of your house!
Take a rather dull looking fence segment and transform it into an eye-catching patio backdrop with just one Emerald Gaiety planted at its base.
These also work fantastic planted on inclines. Not only will it look beautiful, it’ll also help with erosion control!
#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!
You can prune your Emerald Gaiety shrub back whenever you’d like and to whatever shape suits you best. It’ll grow back better than ever. It’s the epitome of low maintenance!
Adding a 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! You may also want to watch out for the occasional Euonymus scale, leaf spot, and aphids though.
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 Euonymus is the shrub for you! Order yours today from Nature Hills Nursery!