Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

Spindle

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
  • Common name: Spindle
  • Family: Celastraceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ is a popular, small, bushy evergreen shrub bearing rounded, lustrous green leaves with a white margin, tinged pink in winter. In May and June it bears clusters of insignificant, green flowers.

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It makes excellent groundcover and also makes a good foil for more ornamental flowering shrubs. It can climb if planted against a wall and given support.

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Grow Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ in moist but well-drained border in sun or partial shade. Cut back growth by one-third in the first spring after planting to encourage a bushy habit, and remove any plain green reverted stems whenever seen.

How to grow Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety' and wildlife

Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety' poisonous?

Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People