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Emerald ‘n Gold Euonymus

Don’t fear the name, “wintercreeper”— Emerald ‘n Gold euonymus brings gorgeous ground cover to your winter landscape. It gets its nickname from its stems, which grow roots wherever they touch the ground as the plant spreads. Again, it sounds ominous, but it’s quite the opposite. Emerald ‘n Gold is one of the best plants you’ll find for winter interest.

This evergreen shrub can grow just about anywhere, including those difficult-to-fill areas that receive too much shade for other plants. Emerald ‘n Gold can also tolerate most any soil as long as it is well-drained.

Did You Know?
Emerald ‘n Gold may sometimes grow small, green flowers in June.

Other Fun Facts About Emerald ‘n Gold Euonymus

  • The name describes the leaves; Emerald ‘n Gold is prized for its bright green and yellow foliage.
  • In fall, watch your wintercreeper plant turn pink and red.
  • Emerald ‘n Gold can climb vertically, thanks to its fast-growing habits.

Emerald ‘n Gold is a winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society

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