Euonymus fortunei “Emerald Gaiety” sports year-round green-and-white variegated foliage. (Richie Steffen)

Euonymus fortunei “Emerald Gaiety” sports year-round green-and-white variegated foliage. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

This evergreen shrub, commonly called winter creeper, sports year-round variegated foliage.

What: The deep-green foliage of Euonymus fortunei “Emerald Gaiety” is splashed with white, especially on the margins, but also suffused in places within the interior. It’s a densely branched evergreen shrub with lots of color. Use it as a tall ground cover, low hedge, or single specimen with a few low-growing branche.

Where: Plant this winter creeper in full sun to dappled shade with the soil being well-drained.

Size: “Emerald Gaiety” grows to be 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide when mature.

Care: Water occasionally to regularly during dry weather.

— Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks

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