This white; – green spindle shrub on a trunk will delight you with its bicoloured flowers
The small evergreen leaves of this creeping spindle are bicoloured green with a silvery-white edge and are very easy to cut into shape. As the proportion of green and silver-white is different in each leaf, the result is a very lively play of colours. When winter approaches, the silver-white parts of the leaves turn a bright pink and the creeping spindle appears in a different light.
Various uses for the white coloured spindle shrub on trunk
The white;colourful creeping spindle 'Euonymus fortunei Emeralds Gaiety' on a trunk looks particularly good as a balcony plant or on a terrace. There it is a special eye-catcher and steals the show from many other plants. With a maximum height of 100-120cm, this small plant can also be placed in a beautiful box at the front of the house as a welcome decoration. The plant is very easy to care for and can cope with any location, but the colour of the flowers is more intense in sunny places. The spindle shrub on a trunk needs regular watering, but does not tolerate waterlogging. The small, ovoid, elliptical leaves are very easy to cut and attract attention all year round. From June to August the spindle shrub produces inconspicuous cup-shaped flowers. In autumn, small capsules form from these flowers. These small capsules are seen and loved by our native birds such as blue tits or robins as a welcome food source.
A welcome guest in the garden
This lovely-looking pot plant is not only very common on the terrace or balcony, but is also a highlight in the flower bed.
If the beautiful pot plant is planted as a solitary in the garden, it will catch the eye of every observer. It thrives particularly well when the soil is well drained and rich in nutrients. In a bed with lavender or the wonderful fat leaf, the creeping spindle on a trunk comes into its own even more and enchants every garden lover.
Planting is possible all year round on frost-free days. The best time for pruning is from February to March. Over time, the trunk of the creeping spindle becomes thicker and stronger, making the white, colourful little tree even more weather-resistant.