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Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

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Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper foliage

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Wintercreeper Euonymus

Description:

A dense, compact spreading vine or mounded shrub featuring stunning yellow variegated evergreen leaves that turn shades of pink in fall; a superb color accent for screening or as a groundcover, certainly one of the most colorful varieties

Ornamental Features

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper has attractive gold-variegated dark green foliage. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding pink in the fall. It produces pink capsules from mid to late fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Emerald 'n' Gold Wintercreeper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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