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EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald 'n Gold'

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James H. Schutte

Family

Celastraceae

Botanical Name

EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald 'n Gold'

Plant Common Name

Emerald 'n Gold Wintercreeper, Wintercreeper

General Description

The pretty wintercreeper 'Emerald 'N Gold' is a broadleaf evergreen with a shrubby spreading habit. It originates from China and is grown for its attractive, dense, glossy green leaves. Throughout the growing season these are dark green with golden edges but develop rosy pink hues in late autumn through winter.

This shade-loving ornamental is tolerant of a wide range of soils and soil conditions. In colder climates it may suffer from winter burn if exposed to too much light and wind. It is a vigorous plant that is well suited to foundation plantings and mixed borders.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    18"-36" / 45.7cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m (4)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    White, Orange

  • Fruit Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Gold, Pink, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green, Gold, Pink, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Bark Color

    Green, Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Corky

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes