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Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Also known as

Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety', Evergreen Bittersweet 'Emerald Gaiety'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Some green and white Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
Some red tinged Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' in winter
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' climbing form
A photo of Euonymus  'Emerald Gaiety'
A photo of Euonymus  'Emerald Gaiety'

Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety' Overview

Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ is a small, bushy evergreen shrub which will climb if planted against a wall. It has rounded leaves, with irregular white margins that tinge pink in winter. It rarely flowers. Awarded a Golden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, this favoured cultivar of Euonymus fortunei, or Spindle, can brighten up a shady corner. Preferring poor soil and a sunny position, it also does well in partial shade. It needs little maintenance so is a popular choice for busy gardeners!

Common problems with Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'

How to harvest Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'

Generally not harvested but stems can be cut & included in floral arrangements.

How to propagate Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'


Take semi-hardwood cuttings.


Seed in autumn.

Special features of Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Hedge plant

Ground cover

Other uses of Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'

This low maintenance plant is a useful addition providing structure & winter colour to borders but can also be grown in mix container's when young. Suitable for all garden styles it can be clipped into neat shapes.

Colourful Foliage for Autumn and Winter

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