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Goldy™ Wintercreeper

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Goldy Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei ‘Goldy’)A compact version of wintercreeper featuring brilliant golden-yellow foliage and a densely mounded form, an ideal color accent for the garden that won’t grow out of its bounds

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
24 inches
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Euonymus
Species:
fortunei
Cultivar:
WALDBOLWI
Summer Foliage Color:
light green
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Wintercreeper Euonymus
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1

Ornamental Features

Goldy™ Wintercreeper has attractive gold-variegated light green foliage which emerges yellow in spring on a plant with a round habit of growth. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain light green throughout the winter. It produces pink capsules from mid to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Goldy™ Wintercreeper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Goldy™ Wintercreeper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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 typical garden 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.

Goldy™ Wintercreeper makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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