Eunonymus fortuneli ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’
If low-maintenance and low-growing is the name of your game, try out Emerald N’ Gold Wintercreeper. This evergreen variety is part groundcover and part low hedge, making it versatile for a plethora of landscape uses. Emerald N’ Gold Wintercreeper displays a spreading, creeping habit, which gives it its fun name. Mix that with its attractive, bright foliage, and you’ve got a plant made for impact and textural landscape appeal.
Use it as a groundcover option or low hedge planting, along paths for edging or hillsides for erosion control. No matter what, Emerald N’ Gold Wintercreeper will create a dense, bushy covering with eye-catching, glossy foliage that’s dark green edged with gold. In fall and winter, the foliage will have unique hints of pink for added color interest.
Plant in an area that receives full to partial sunlight (4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day on average). Although this variety prefers full sunlight, it will tolerate shade. These shrubs prefer acidic soil but will adapt to your natural soil even if it’s sandy or heavy in clay, as long as it’s well-draining. Dig a hole that’s large enough to accommodate your shrub’s root ball, place your shrub, and backfill the soil. Finally, mulch the surrounding soil and water.
Let your surrounding soil dry to the touch down to about 2 inches. Once your soil is dry in this area, give your shrub a deep watering at the base. Increase the watering in times of drought.
Fertilize your shrub at the beginning of every spring and in the middle of summer with an acidic fertilizer. Be sure to follow label instructions closely.
Prune the snowball immediately after flowering for shaping and to remove damaged or dead limbs.
|Mature Height:||1-2 ft|
|Mature Width:||3-4 ft|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Grows Well in Zones:||5-9|
|Your Growing Zone:||6|