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Euonymus - Emerald Gaiety / Size 1
Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

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*Availability status : Currently sold out - Estimated avail mid spring 2014
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 3"- 6" tall / 8" - 12" wide

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Our Price: $6.95

Product Code: EUOEGA1

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Overall Description
This euonymus variety is one of several belonging to the Emerald Series - a very hardy, fast growing group of Euonymus fortunei ( Wintercreeper Euonymus ) cultivars. Emerald Gaiety is a somewhat smaller variety with a very, very dense branching almost vine-like habit. Makes a really good.......and colorful groundcover when planted in groups. Foliage is distinguished by very pronounced pure white margins held against good dark green centers. This nice white margin turns a pink color during winter months, giving the plant a very different, unique look. As with most all Wintercreeper Euonymus, Emerald Gaiety will aggressively climb if planted next to just about any structure, fence, lattice work, etc. Also works well to plant near retaining walls, or banks and allowed to drape over. A very nice, colorful plant that is very easy to grow - has many uses.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: 2-3 ft ( up to 6 ft or more if allowed to climb )

Mature Width: 4-6 ft

Growth rate:
Moderate ( 6"-12" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones
5-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun - will thrive quite well in mostly shaded locations too

Soil Preference:
Average to moist & fertile - well drained

Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen broadleaf - nice small rounded leave have a bright olive green center with a bright white edging. Foliage grows on long runner type branches and is quite sturdy, despite its smaller size.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
None to mention.

Diseases / Insects:
The single biggest danger to Emerald Gaiety, and most any Eunonymus fortunei variety, is by far Euonymus Scale
(Unaspis euonymi). Regular inspection of plants is highly recommended.....as scale is usually easily treated if caught in early stages. Other diseases that have been seen, but not nearly as common, include: Anthracnose, crown gall, leaf spots, powdery mildews, aphids, and thrips.

Recommended Spacing:
2 ft apart recommended for typical groundcover applications

Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

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