The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

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Photo of Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'


A versatile, evergreen shrub with bright-golden, variegated leaves. These turn an attractive pinkish-red in cold weather, making the plant ideal for winter colour. Sometimes it produces a few small, inconspicuous greenish flowers. It makes an excellent specimen shrub, a low, informal hedge or a climber on walls.


  • Shrubs

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Slopes/banks
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
  • Winter interest

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tip prune young plants in mid to late spring to encourage bushy growth. Remove any reverted green-leaved shoots as soon as they appear, cutting them back to the original branch.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 150cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun
  • Shade


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline

Special conditions

  • Dry shade