Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald N Gold’

(Emerald N Gold Wintercreeper)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’ is primarily a low-growing, erect to semi-erect shrubby form which typically grows to 1-2′ tall and spreads to 4′ wide as a dense, sprawling, tangled, bushy mat. It features lustrous, ovate to elliptic, toothed, dark green leaves (1-1.5″ long) which are edged with gold. Leaves turn pinkish-red in fall and winter. Inconspicuous, greenish-white flowers may appear in June. Flowers are at best sparse, but are usually not present. If given support, ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’ will climb a wall.


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates significant amounts of shade. Also tolerates a wide range of soils and soil conditions, except for wet ones. Established plants tolerate some drought. Good tolerance for urban conditions. Stems may root where they touch the ground. May be propagated by rooted stem cuttings. Good tolerance for urban conditions. Trim annually after flowering to maintain attractive shape. Inconspicuous, greenish-white flowers may appear in June.

Variegated leaf may do best in part shade.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Emerald N Gold Wintercreeper

Botanical Name

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald N Gold'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade


1.5 to 2 feet



Water Needs




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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