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Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

Evergreen bittersweet

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  • Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & November
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ (Evergreen bittersweet). A compact, bushy shrub producing rounded, dark green leaves with white margins.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea

Interest and use

Ground cover, suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need sun or semi-shade in any well drained soil. If grown in full sun, soil for evergreen species should not be very dry.

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be attacked by caterpillars and some species are susceptible to mildew.

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