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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald & Gold'

Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus (yoo-ON-ih-mus) (Info)
Species: fortunei (for-TOO-nee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Emerald & Gold

Synonym:Euonymus fortunei var. radicans
Synonym:Euonymus radicans
Synonym:Euonymus japonicus var. acutus
Synonym:Euonymus japonicus var. chinensis
Synonym:Euonymus japonicus var. radicans

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Vines and Climbers

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Kell On Jan 24, 2008, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Base color is bright green with a golden edge which turns to very pink/red in the cold weather of winter thus providing lots of color in the off months. Use as a small hedge or as a border plant. Prune yearly to keep its dense mounding form.

Positive bigcityal On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Nice little evergreen accent plant. Slow growing, consistent color.

Positive henryr10 On Apr 17, 2005, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Either my plants failed to read the height chart or it needs to be bumped up a bit.
Mine are now shaped at 4' and I've had shoots to 6'.

Totally evergreen and it politely waits to get new foliage before droppping last year's leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Little Rock, Arkansas
Fresno, California
Modesto, California
Jonesboro, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Ashton, Illinois
Elgin, Illinois
Princeton, Illinois
Fishers, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Olathe, Kansas
Ewing, Kentucky
Alfred, Maine
Laurel, Maryland
Chester, Massachusetts
Saugus, Massachusetts
Manchester, New Hampshire
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ballston Lake, New York
Mechanicville, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Salem, Oregon
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Spokane, Washington
Falling Waters, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin
Menasha, Wisconsin
New Berlin, Wisconsin

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