Emerald Gaiety a climbing and creeping variety of wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei ’Emerald Gaiety’). It’s an evergreen shrub so its leaves decorate the bush all year round. When planted against garden support, its stems can climb up to 2.5 m high. When planted individually, it grows up to ...
Wintercreeper Emerald Gold 1L
Euonymus fortunei Emerald Gold
Emerald Gold is a very popular evergreen climber in Polish gardens. This plant grows up to around 2 m when propped, with an annual growth rate of 0.5 m. It’s sufficiently frost hardy for our climate. When planted individually, it grows up to 30-60 cm high and about 1 m wide. Also used as a ground cover plant, then it’s best to plant 7-10 wintercreepers per m².
Guarantee of quality
General description: Emerald Gold (Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gold’) is a climbing, creeping variety of wintercreeper. Its stems tend to creep, and when planted against a support they start to climb, reaching heights of 2 m. It’s an excellent ground cover plant recommended for use in home gardens, residential areas, for covering tree trunks and stones. It’s also suitable for container cultivation. Emerald Gold belongs to the Celastraceae family.
Leaves: Emerald Gold has small leaves (2-4 cm long), elliptical, dark green surrounded by a thick, golden, irregular margin. The shrubs turn purplish pink in autumn and maintain this colour throughout the winter.
Cultivation requirements: It does not have high care requirements. However, it will grow better in sunny locations than in those with more shade. The soil should be fertile, sufficiently moist, with a pH ranging from weakly acidic to neutral.
Care: This shrub tolerates pruning very well, its growth can be freely regulated, but any necessary cuts should be made only in May.
Overwintering: Emerald Gold is frost hardy (hardiness zones 6a-9). However, for winter it’s best to cover the shrub with spruce branches, bark or other material. It overwinters well, especially if it creeps on the ground and is completely covered with snow. When it climbs, it may happen that the parts that protrude above the snow freeze in severe winters. Fortunately, it bounces back very well and will return to its original size within in a few years. The wintercreeper tolerates urban conditions well.
- Fragrant flowers
Silver Queen is the tallest variety of all wintercreepers and can reach up to 80 cm in height. The main decorative feature of this plant are its stiff, glossy, evergreen leaves, with a cream-coloured margin in spring and a white margin in summer. In autumn, however, the white edge takes on a ...