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Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Also known as

Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A green Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' plant in a garden
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Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold' Overview

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' is an eye-catching, dwarf, evergreen shrub that has a spreading habit and can be trained up walls if given support. Also known by the name Spindle 'Emerald 'n' Gold', it produces bright green yellow-margined leaves that have a pink tinge in winter. It occasionally produces a few small, inconspicuous greenish flowers in spring.. This favoured cultivar of Euonymus fortunei - awarded a Golden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society - can brighten up a shady corner. It prefers poor soil and a sunny position but it also does well in full or partial shade. It is extremely versatile and needs little maintenance, so is a popular choice for busy gardeners! To prevent it from 'reverting' to plain green, remove any non-yellow shoots as soon as they appear. Very little pruning is required, however it can be clipped to shape in early summer.

Common problems with Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

How to harvest Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

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

How to propagate Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold'


Take semi hardwood cuttings

Special features of Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

Ground cover

Pot plant

Winter colour

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Other uses of Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

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

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