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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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emerald gaiety euonymus has cascading habit
Photo 3 of 14E. fortunei has demonstrated invasiveness in the Midwest, Northeast and South. Compact evergreen shrub with a cascading habit and shiny green leaves with a silver edge

Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (3 of 14)

Plant in poor to average garden soil that is well-drained
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Invasive; susceptible to scale
Height: 4-5 feet; Width: 3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (4)5-8(9):
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; avoid exposure to salt; mulch heavily after first frost; pull back mulch in spring; may survive better with good snow cover and protection from harsh winter wind.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; avoid exposure to salt; mulch heavily after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring; may not thrive in this zone.

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