White Gaiety Wintercreeper
Euonymus fortunei 'White Gaiety'
White Gaiety Wintercreeper foliage
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 9 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Wintercreeper Euonymus
An attractive vine or mounded shrub featuring showy evergreen leaves edged in white and splashed with cream; a feature color accent for almost any screening application, great in masses, will actually climb structures or can be grown as a shrub
White Gaiety Wintercreeper has attractive dark green foliage edged in white with hints of creamy white. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. It produces pink capsules from mid to late fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
White Gaiety Wintercreeper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
White Gaiety Wintercreeper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
White Gaiety Wintercreeper will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.