Euonymus Fortunei Emerald Gaiety
‘Emerald Gaiety’ packs a lot into its relatively small stature and is grown primarily for its lustrous, variegated green and cream foliage. It makes an excellent back-drop for brighter coloured flowers.
Its leaves are a rich, darkish green, irregularly edged in white that can take on a subtle pinkish hue in winter. In May and June small green flowers appear, but these really only offer a little extra interest rather than a full-on display. This does mean, though, that ‘Emerald Gaiety’ makes an excellent back-drop for brighter coloured flowers. As tough as old boots, but far more ornamental, ‘Emerald Gaiety’ is a good-looking, hard-working garden ‘must-have’ that can justify its place on its own merits as well as helping show off other plants. Well deserving of its RHS AGM.