Plants - Perennials

Grow it: Euonymus

By
Anne Marie Van Nest
Photography by
Roger Yip

Four cultivars to try

‘Emerald Gaiety’ wintercreeper euonymus
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’
Height: 10 to 30 cm
Spread: to 1.5 m
Location: full sun to part shade
Cultivation: tolerates many soils (except waterlogged); stems root where they touch soil; climbs with support
Foliage: lustrous, dark green with white (prune out green reversions); pinkish red in fall and winter
Zone: 6

‘Harlequin’ wintercreeper euonymus
Euonymus fortunei ‘Harlequin’
Height: 30 cm
Spread: 30 to 100 cm
Location: full sun to part shade
Cultivation: tolerates many soils (except waterlogged); climbs with support
Foliage: lustrous, medium green, speckled white and yellow-green; new growth white; pinkish colour in fall and winter
Zone: 5

Other good choices


‘Butterscotch’ boxleaf euonymus

Euonymus japonicus ‘Butterscotch’, Zone 6

‘Emerald ’n Gold’ wintercreeper euonymus
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald ’n Gold’, Zone 5

‘Kewensis’ wintercreeper euonymus
Euonymus fortunei ‘Kewensis’, Zone 5
 

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