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'Emerald 'n' Gold' Spindle Plants

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Euonymus fortunei

  • Vivid green and yellow leaves
  • Evergreen
  • Grows on poor soil, chalk
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • To 1m x 1.5m
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Description

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Euonymus ‘Emerald’n’Gold’ is an evergreen shrub with a low, spreading habit.  Its green and yellow variegated foliage makes a brilliant foil for other plants and perfect for lighting up dark corners. 

A versatile plant suitable for many settings. Its prostrate growth makes it ideal for ground cover on slopes where you need to combat soil erosion, or as an easy-care edging plant for paths and borders. It can also be trained as a climber, and would look particularly effective against a shady wall. 

Its bright yellow leaves are unforgettable: splashed with vivid green, and tinged with pink in the winter. It sometimes produces small green flowers which are followed by pale green berries; these split open to reveal bright orange fleshy seeds. 

All of our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the pots aren't measured).

Features

  • Vivid green and yellow leaves
  • Evergreen
  • Grows on poor soil, chalk
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • To 1m x 1.5m

Growing Euonymus 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Any well drained soil in sun or partial shade. Drought tolerant when established. 

It is hardy and evergreen pretty much throughout Britain, but in a harsher than average Scottish winter it might drop its leaves.

As with any variegated plant, prune out pure green-leaved stems if and when they appear.

Euonymus ‘Emerald’n’Gold makes a colourful addition to a low maintenance shrub border. Team it with purple leaved Cotinus coggygria, Berberis thunbergia atropurpurea, and pretty evergreen hebes for a knockout combination. It also makes a fantastic low hedge or for underplanting in dappled woodland shade.

Euonymus are generally pest free and easy to care for. You might occasionally need to tackle pests such as vine weevil and diseases like powdery mildew, but good gardening practices, such as appropriate weeding and feeding, together with our range of organic garden products, will help keep your shrubs healthy and beautiful. 

Did You Know?

Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald’n’Gold’ is a member of the Celastraceae family of plants. Euonymus are deciduous, sometimes, evergreen shrubs or small trees, with small flowers followed by colourful fruits.
Euonymus are toxic to cats and dogs and may cause discomfort to humans if ingested; always wear gloves and wash your hands after handling.