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Euonymus fortunei Emerald n Gold



Dwarf evergreen shrub with bright green and yellow foliage

Emerald ‘n’ Gold is notable for its foliage, with golden margins and green centre. It has a dense, tight branching habit, and grows up to an average height of 0.1 to 0.5m.


You can get the best colour from this Euonymus if you expose it to bright sun, but it tolerate partial shade. It is perfect in rock gardens or around patios or in a container.


It thrives well in moist but well-drained soil.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 85 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September