Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

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Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ is a small, bushy evergreen shrub in the Celastraceae family. It will climb if planted against a wall, producing rounded leaves, with irregular white margins that tinge pink in winter. It rarely flowers. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but stems can be cut & included in floral arrangements.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Ground cover
Attractive leaves
Autumn colour

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance plant is a useful addition providing structure & winter colour to borders but can also be grown in mix container's when young. Suitable for all garden styles it can be clipped into neat shapes.

Personality

Family

Celastraceae

Flower colour

Green

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by caterpillars & scale insects. It can also suffer from powdery mildew
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